K9 Search and Rescue
K9 Saving Lives
A man with Alzheimers wanders away from home. A child is missing, or a hiker becomes hopelessly lost in the mountains.
It’s drizzling rain, you’ve been walking for hours only to find that you’re right back at that same fallen tree again. It’s getting late, you’re getting cold, and the last bit of water in your bottle is almost gone. A K9 Search and Rescue Team could be the best solution in your situation.
What’s it take to be on a Search and Rescue Team?
Walk with me, and I will take you on the information journey to becoming a part of a very special group of individuals. We do this, after all “...So Others May Live”.
So you want to be a K9 handler? Let’s talk...
As you can see, there are a lot of things to think about before you can decide if this job is right for you. Having good information is the place to start, and you’ve definitely found that place!
Already a SAR team member?
Find a wealth of information on training and education, certifications, or other SAR organizations.
Feel free to explore this site, and discover the unique content hidden inside. Actually, you won’t be needing your compass and grid reader here.
All roads...lead home.
Fun Facts! Did you know...
- One SAR dog can accomplish the work of 20-30 human searchers!
- A Dog’s nose is about 40 times more sensitive than a human nose.
- Dogs can see 4 times better at night than humans!
- It takes about 800 hours of training for a dog to become field ready.
- Nearly 137 SAR Missions happen each day, that’s about 6 missions per hour!
- Over 90% of SAR missions are performed by volunteers.
- Search Page for the site K9 Search and Rescue.com
- Search Page for K9 Search and Rescue.com.
- Puppy training tips and techniques
- Puppy training tips and techniques. Give yourself and your puppy a head start with these proven training techniques!
- Training K9 Search and Rescue Dogs
- Tips, tricks, and information on training a Search and Rescue K9. Have a Cadaver, Bloodhound, Air Scent, or Water Dog? Specific Information for each specialty.
- Outdoor Clothing and Gear for K9 Search and Rescue Handlers
- Outdoor Clothing is an important element on your Search and Rescue gear list. Learn the difference in Clothing Material, Outdoor gear and what you need to carry before you buy!
- Wilderness Navigation Information for K9 Teams
- Wilderness Navigation information and skills needed for Search and Rescue Teams and K9 Handlers. Orienteering, GPS, Celestial Navigation, UTM and more.
- Knots and Ropes for Search and Rescue
- Knots and Ropes are an important part of rescue. Learn how to tie some of the most often used knots in Search and Rescue BEFORE you need to use them.
- Safety Programs for children and adults
- Safety Programs for Children like the NASAR HUG-A-TREE Program has saved hundreds of lives. Find all the information here to present this lifesaving program with your K9 Search Team!
- Education topics for Search and Rescue
- Education topics K9 Search and Rescue teams can use to train fellow team members or themselves. Alzheimers, Lost person behavior, scent theory, and more!
- K9 first aid for emergencies.
- First aid for K9 emergencies
- Search and Rescue Teams
- A listing of Search and Rescue Teams by location
- SAR Missions
- SAR Missions from the past, and stories of experiences while on assignment.
- Search and Rescue Glossary
- Glossary of terms used in the SAR field. Terminology for K9 Search and Rescue teams and handlers.
- Resources page for Search and Rescue
- Resources page for K9 Search and Rescue, and Lost Person Behavior. Lots of great resources for research and education.
- Useful websites related to K9 Search and Rescue
- Useful websites related to K9 Search and Rescue. Carefully selected sites with information closely related to K9 Search and Rescue or survival.
- About Me and my site
- A page about me and my expectations for my website.
- Natural Disasters
- Natural Disasters. What they are, what to expect, and how to prepare and protect yourself.
- Contribute to K9
- Would you like to share your knowledge about k9? Great, find out how you can submit your story or tip here.