The 2017 Quest

With hurricanes, earthquakes, fires and floods, 2017 was a year to remember both in the field and here at home at the NTC. In addition to deployments, SDF also celebrated the grand opening of our National Training Center and our very first full-scale disaster simulation held on campus. There is …

Bark Alert Magazine – Fall 2017

The phrase “perfect storm” is used quite often to describe moments when many seemingly unrelated things come together to create a unique, challenging, and memorable event. Here at SDF, this past month and a half has been quite literally a storm, with four major disasters rocking communities throughout North America.

More than half of our active SDF-trained Search Teams from across the country deployed for multiple hurricanes and a massive earthquake. At the same time, SDF officially opened the gates of the National Training Center (NTC) on September 23, an event that was planned long before doppler radar warned us of the storms.

Even while we celebrated this major milestone, our hearts continued to go out to those affected by these disasters, many of whom will be recovering from the impact for years to come. At our Grand Opening we took a moment of silence to think of those in need and to honor all those who deployed to help in the aftermath, both two- and four-legged.

Each of these events – from the SDF Teams serving in four major deployments to the opening of the NTC – is a testament to the ability of our SDF Family, including you, to advance our life-saving mission.

Thank you for being with us every step of the way and for being Part of the Search!

—The SDF Staff

Bark Alert – Summer 2017

Don’t miss any of the action so far in 2017!

We are so excited to bring you closer than ever before to the action in this summer’s Bark Alert! From our newest initiative with The Rachael Ray Foundation to our first-ever Deployment Simulation at the National Training Center (NTC), we are thrilled to share these latest and greatest Search Dog stories and in-depth, behind-the-scenes features on the work that YOU make possible through your generous support!

Thanks for being Part of the Search!

The Quest 2016

Don’t miss any of the incredible moments that marked our 20th Anniversary Year!

Turning twenty was a big milestone for the Search Dog Foundation, and there’s much to celebrate – including YOU and the thousands of people who have made donations, volunteered their time, and shared our story to help spread the word about our mission over the last two decades.

SDF wouldn’t be here without you, and we deeply value the personal role you’ve played in our successes.

All of us – Search Dogs, Handlers, Staff and Board alike – are feeling excited about our future, and the impact we can make through our combined efforts.

And now that we have moved to our new home at the National Training Center, we know the best is yet to come as we expand our programs and our ability to provide a critical resource to our communities and country. We can’t wait to share it all with you over the next twenty years!

With their noses and your heart, together, we can make a difference.

Together, we are the Search Dog Foundation.