Dogs can be trained to find lost or injured people, or human remains (cadavers). They may be used for individual cases or as part of a large rescue operation, for example after a natural disaster.
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Bloodhounds - An Underutilized Resource
Article about bloodhounds used in search and rescue work by Ann Brooke Holt.
Canine Search and Rescue Group
Email discussion group provided to further the networking and sharing of information related to all aspects of search and rescue dogs.
Central Search Dogs
A volunteer organisation based in New Zealand. Includes details of teams, sponsors, expertise, and certification.
Dr. P's Dog Noses Know
A collection of search and rescue dog training articles and links.
Hellnetic Rescue Team
Non-governmental organization of canine search and rescue, its members participated voluntarily in operations since 1978. Information, news and contact details. Based in Thessaloniki, Greece.
How to Develop and Train a Water Search Dog Team
A paper on putting together a water dogs search team, describing pre-requisites, training and corporation between dog and handler. By Marian Hardy.
International Rescue Dog Organisation
A worldwide umbrella organisation for all national rescue dog organisations that are dedicated to saving, protecting from injury, and preserving human health and well-being through the use of dogs. History, information and contact details. Based in Austria.
Marion Hardy's Writings
Articles by Marion Hardy, on water search with dogs, land search task forces and the Bloodhound as an under-utilized resource.
New Zealand Land Search and Rescue Search Dogs.
Volunteer organization performing emergency search and rescue throw out New Zealand. Based in Wellington.
SAR dogs Iceland
Association who trains search and rescue dogs for rescue teams all over Iceland and provides dogs to search for missing persons wherever and whenever required. Information and member area.
SAR Dogs Otago Inc
A voluntary organization dedicated to the training and deployment of Search Dogs in a variety of search and rescue environments, including wilderness/bush, avalanche and disaster. Information included on using dogs in SAR, search reports, resources, training, members and links, plus photo album.
SAR K9 Tips
Search and rescue K9 newsgroup. Weekly tips sent by e-mail. Information on how to subscribe.
SAR Technical Information Page
Links to technical search and rescue equipment and resources.
Forum and message board with email list for people who use, train, or want to know more about training and using dogs for Search and Rescue.
Search and Rescue dog Association of Ireland
A voluntary emergency search and rescue organization concerned with the training, assessment and deployment of air scenting search and rescue dogs, to search for missing persons. Ireland.
Search and Rescue Dogs Australia
A volunteer search and rescue organization using canine teams to assist all emergency services. Based on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.
Search and Rescue Dogs in the Netherlands
The site describe search and rescue teams in the Netherlands. History, activities, news and links.
Contains educational material and general information about canine search and rescue.
An international volunteer search and rescue dog organization, based in Germany. About the team, contact information. Emergency disaster response world wide.
Slovenian Rescue Dog Handlers' Association
Association trains rescue dogs and helps other emergency services in rescue missions in Slovenia and abroad. Includes information about training, domestic and international exercises and rescue missions.
Stichting Inzet Reddingshond Nederland
A disaster relief organization, which operates with rescue dogs on a national and on an international scale. Information, member area and links.
Swiss Disaster Dog Association
Non-profit organisation who trains rescue dogs and handlers to search for buried persons in rubble or lost in the wilderness. Information, mission history and links. Switzerland.
Water Search with Dogs
The results of the first analysis of the National Water Search Report is presented along with a discussion of how the search and rescue dogs can be deployed, the types of water that can be searched, the SAR dog team's limitations, where to find dog teams. By Marian Hardy.
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