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Search and Rescue Dogs (SAR Dogs)


General Info / Articles of Interest

Organizations & Associations

In Canada:

Pictured Above: Spencer and Jenn
Working with: SAR Dog Association of Alberta®
Photo courtesy of: Bralex Perm. Reg’d. Labrador Retrievers

In the U.S.:

  • North American Search Dog Network (NASDN) — NASDN helps members provide the highest quality search dog resources for their communities, and aids in networking these resources throughout North America.
  • National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (NDSDF) — NDSDF is the country’s leader in training search and rescue teams. Its mission is to seek out potential search dogs (many of whom would have otherwise been abandoned or euthanized), provide them with intensive professional training, partner them with handler/firefighters, and see to their lifetime care. (U.S.)
  • American Rescue Dog Association — The nation’s oldest air-scenting search dog organization.
  • The National Association for Search and Rescue, Inc., (NASAR) — Dedicated to advancing professional, literary, and scientific knowledge in fields related to search and rescue. NASAR is comprised of thousands of paid and non-paid professionals interested in all aspects of search and rescue – the humanitarian cause of saving lives – throughout the United States and around the world. “…that others may live.”
  • Northwest Disaster Search Dogs


Around the World:

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