Ebbey the Search Dog stands on a mountain vista.
Ebbey the search dog

The Dog's Raven Search Team (DogsRaven.net) has conducted almost 200 searches.

Last year, Ebbey and Mikella were called out on thirty three searches in Montana and the surrounding states. Twelve of those efforts resulted in successful finds. This unusually high rate of success can be attributed to the team's eight years of experience together, their life long knowledge of the area and Ebbey's ability to both track and air scent. Three of these finds involved search efforts lasting over 24 hours.

No matter how much experience a person has in the wilderness, whether they're a hiker, a hunter or a hunting guide...

Anyone Can Become Lost...It Could Even Be You.

The Name Dog's Raven:   Even as a young girl, Mikella was a natural born tracker. Her aboriginal stepfather's father named her Dog's Raven because she could help her dog find anyone. Like when a raven helps wolves find prey. Searching with her canine partner Ebbey, Mikella uses the name Dog's Raven Search Team in her grandfather's honor.
HSUS Stop Puppy Mills Link

Mikella & Ebbey volunteer for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and support their efforts to Stop Puppy Mills  (stoppuppymills.com).

Dog's Raven Site Map.

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The Official 'Dog's Raven Search Team' Web Site http://www.DogsRaven.net is supported by the upcoming series:    'Search Dog's Raven™'  The Real Life Animated Adventures of a Wilderness Search Dog Team.

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The Name: Dog's Raven

My grandfather named me Dog's Raven because I could help the dog find anyone. Including the family’s pet raven. I use the name, to honor my grandfather's memory.

The Team

Specializing in wilderness searches, the nonprofit Dog's Raven Search Dog Team was established in 2006. Services are free to requesting agencies, with priority given to lost children and seniors. We do not search for criminals, or adult evasives (healthy adults who do not want to be found). As a nonprofit organization Dog's Raven relies on donations to offset search expenses and rescue related costs.

Certified with the Mountain Wind Sheriff's Department, the team is operational in:
Tracking (Like a bloodhound)
Trailing and
Air Scenting for Area Searches

Qualifications include EMS training, CPR, SAR backup liaison and crime scene preservation training.


With over eight years of experience, Ebbey is a veteran wilderness search dog. She has located dozens of lost people, and been deployed on over 250 searches.

Thought to be a Rhodesian Ridgeback cross, Ebbey was found starving in a garbage dump on a local reservation. Even at six months of age, Ebbey had high prey and play drive.

She was also getting into lots of trouble. Qualities that would wreak havoc for the average pet owner, but are highly desirable for a potential search dog. The clumsy pup was also downright stubborn when it came to tracking down a scent. Ebbey isn't just a dog who likes to sniff, but a dog that'll follow a scent until she drops.

Ebbey began training as a puppy. With assistance from Mikella's father, and the Mountain Wind Sheriff's Search Dog Unit, Ebbey and Mikella underwent eighteen months of intensive training to become certified as mission ready.

Search dog training includes obedience, agility, scent training and exposure to various forms of transportation such as boats, planes, snow vehicles, helicopters, gondolas and ski lifts. The Dog's Raven team also has rappel training.

Ebbey gets a treat for every search effort, but gets a new Kong Dog Toy for every successful find.

Ebbey's Hobbies: Getting into trouble, though she now chews a squeaky Dr. Noy's pet toy as opposed to Mikella's shoes and clothes. Click on the animated photo for a larger version.

Mikella and Ebbey ride a Gondola to their next Search.


Mikella is a member of the Mountain Wind Sheriff's Search Dog unit and also gives search dog presentations to schools and other organizations. She works as a freelance artist, illustrating several children's books and animations. Freelancing allows for a flexible schedule, so Mikella can volunteer as a wilderness search dog handler.

Mikella: “My stepfather was a professional mantracker, tracking criminals for law enforcement agencies in the north western states. As children, both my brother Albert and I learned tracking and survival skills at an early age. Albert even followed in my father's footsteps for a few years. Better suited for search and rescue (SAR), I joined a volunteer search dog unit operated by the Mountain Wind Sheriff's Department.

Already qualified for back country survival and orientation, I focussed my efforts on dog handling. Around the same time, we found a pup with great promise. A little terror who was incredibly tenacious at finding things she wasn't supposed to chew.”

Often searching remote areas, Mikella assists Fish and Wildlife with various wildlife research. She reports wildlife observed on searches and assists with remote tag monitoring studies. In her spare time, Mikella participates in the spring and fall eagle migration count for golden and bald eagles. The migration corridor extends through Alberta and Montana, with volunteers spotting up to 2000 eagles per season. DogRaven.com is supported and paid for by the upcoming animated series..Search Dog's Raven: The Real Life Adventures of a Wilderness Search Dog Team.

Dog's Raven Site Map

Dog's Raven Introduction DogRaven.com

The Team: Ebbey, Mikella and the Site Map

Photo Album with Search Dog Facts

ARTICLES Search Dog Glossary
Search Dog Psychology
Search Team Dangers
Becoming Lost
Becoming Found
Becoming a Handler

PRESENTATIONS Wildlife We've Encountered: Stories and Information about Ravens, Wolves, Bears, Eagles and Cougars
Dogs: The Modern Wolf
Search Dog Strategies
Types of Searches
Mother Nature and Scent
Sign and Tracking
Weird Evidence

Equipment and Sponsors

Donate, How you can help

Contact Dog's Raven

Kids Page: Animal Photo Quizzes and Drawings of Ebbey to Color

Dog's Raven Merchandise

Search Dog's Raven TV Show: The Real Life Animated Adventures of a Wilderness Search Dog Team.