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!
- Two New York-based Teams Search Apartment Building Collapse
- Happy Tails: Lifetime Care Dog Betsy’s Busy Nose Sniffs Out Top Prizes
- Three SDF Search Teams achieve State Re-Certification
- Meet Our Newest Search Dog Recruits: Fender and Delta!
- Utah Canine Disaster Search Team Aids in Efforts to Find Missing Child