From Rescued...to Rescuer
Founded in 1996, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Santa Paula, California. Our mission is to strengthen disaster response in America by recruiting rescued dogs and partnering them with firefighters and other first responders to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters.
SDF Search Teams Brian Girard & Keila and Greg Gould & Dax responded to an abandoned apartment building collapse in Utica, NY on June 19, making sure no one was trapped in the debris.
Landing at the National Training Center in a Blackhawk helicopter, Canine Disaster Search Teams from Virginia trained throughout our campus on a variety of challenging search scenarios.
SDF trainers say these two beautiful canines are fun to work with and moving through the program quickly. We expect to see them both graduate later this year so watch for more updates on these superstars!
- SDF Search Teams Respond to Mexico City After Deadly Earthquake
- 16 SDF-Trained Canine Disaster Search Teams Deploy to Florida in Preparation for Hurricane Irma
- 15 SDF-Trained Search Teams Deployed to Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
- Cleanliness is Next to “Dogliness” When It Comes to Ensuring Proper Canine Decontamination During a Deployment
- Bark Alert – Summer 2017