Search and Rescue Dogs
Search and Rescue Association Websites
National, State, and Local
American Rescue Dog Association
North American Search Dog Network (NASDN)
California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA)
Idaho Search and Rescue Dogs, Inc. (ISARD)
K-9 ONE Search and Rescue of Michigan
Maine Search and Rescue Dogs (MESARD)
K-9 Alert Search and Rescue Dogs, Inc.
Disaster And Wilderness Ground Searchers, Inc. (D.A.W.G.S.)
Chesapeake Search And Rescue Dog Association
Canine Aided Emergency Search & Rescue (C.A.E.S.A.R.)
K-9 Response Search & Rescue
For other state associations, go to NetPets - Rearch and Rescue. This has a table of all 50 states with links to the SAR's in the area. Very organized and very good website!
Canine Search and Recovery
Southern Ontario Search and Rescue Dogs (SOSARD)
RCMP Civilian Search Dog Association
Search and Rescue Dogs Australia (SARDA)
National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA)
Search and Rescue dogs In the Netherlands
SARDA Southern Scotland
FBI working dogs - Search and Rescue Dogs
Combs, Cathleen A., "Cadaver dog helps bring peace to families of victims" Dog Owner's Guide 2003. [Full Text]
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Jagodzinski, Donna, "Grace under Water" Dog Owner's Guide 2003. [Full Text]
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Murphy LA, Gwaltney-Brant SM, Albretsen JC, Wismer TA., "Toxicologic agents of concern for search-and-rescue dogs responding to urban disasters," J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2003 Feb 1;222(3):296-304.
Oakes, Amy, "Fire dogs to join department" San Diego Union-Tribune January 25, 2003. [Full Text]
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Wismer TA, Murphy LA, Gwaltney-Brant SM, Albretsen JC., "Management and prevention of toxicoses in search-and-rescue dogs responding to urban disasters," J Am Vet Med Assoc 2003 Feb 1;222(3):305-10.
Woolf, Norma Bennett, "Search and rescue dogs" Dog Owner's Guide 2003. [Full Text]
Woolf, Norma Bennett, "Parker: Search dog extraordinaire" Dog Owner's Guide 2003. [Full Text]
Ready to Serve, Ready to Save: Strategies of Real-Life Search and Rescue Missions by Susan Bulanda.
Search and Rescue Dogs: Training Methods by the American Rescue Dog Assocation. [Available at Amazon.com]
Search and Rescue Dogs: Training the K-9 Hero, Second Edition by American Rescue Dog Association. [Available at Amazon.com]
Search Dog Training by Sandy Bryson.
The following books are available at the NASAR bookstore online:
Cadaver Dog Handbook by Andrew Rebmann, Edward David and Marcella H. Sorg.
Canine SARTECH(tm) Certification Standards developed by the NASAR SAR Dog Section and the NASAR Education Committee.
Canine SARTECH(c) Student Manual by NASAR's SAR dog Section and Education Committee.
First Aid for Search and Rescue and Other Working Dogs by Karen Dashfield, DVM.
Mantrackers and Dog Handlers by Greg Fuller, Ed Johnson and Robert Koester.
On the Trail by Jan Tweedie.
Practical Scent Dog Training by Lue Button.
Ready! the Training of the Search and Rescue Dog by Susan Bulanda (Introduction), Luana Luther (Editor). [Also available at Amazon.com]
SAR Dog Unit Guidelines compiled by the NASAR SAR Dog Section.
Scent and the Scenting Dog by William G. Syrotuck.
Scent: Training to Track, Search and Rescue by Milo Pearsall and Hugo Verbruggen, M.D.