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Meet Our Newest Search Dog Recruit: Paul!
  Paul, a smart, energetic Malinois mix, comes to us as a stray from the Charleston Animal Society in South
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From the Ashes: Rebuilding our campus after the Thomas Fire
One year after we were first able to return to campus and survey the damage, we are thrilled to share
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11 SDF Search Teams Achieve Certification!
Congratulations to the Canine Disaster Search Teams who recently achieved Certification in California, New York, Oklahoma and Tennessee! October and
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SDF-trained Search Teams deploy to help in aftermath of Camp Fire
Two SDF-trained Canine Disaster Search Teams deployed to assist in the wake of the Camp Fire in Northern California. The
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Meet Our Newest Search Dog Recruit: Diesel!
Diesel comes to us—donated by a private owner in New Prague, Minnesota—from a long line of purebred dogs in Mexico.
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Bark Alert magazine – Fall 2018
  The Fall 2018 edition of our Bark Alert magazine is in the mail and should be landing in your
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SDF hosted 6 Search Teams for training over the weekend at the NTC
While nearby Malibu and Thousand Oaks faced the Woolsey Fire, SDF remained committed to strengthening disaster response hosting six Search
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Splash (2002 – 2018)
Splash was a smart, sweet, Black Labrador Retriever, donated to the Search Dog Foundation (SDF) by Labyrinth Labradors, run by
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5 New Canine Disaster Search Teams join SDF’s roster!
On October 26, 2018, we introduced five new SDF trained Search Dogs to join our nation’s roster of canine heroes.
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SDF Search Team deploys to Hurricane Michael, ranked among the top most-powerful hurricanes to hit the US
Just 11 days after returning home from a mission to the Carolinas where they spent nearly 3 weeks aiding those
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Search Dog Jake is featured as part of the Petco Foundation’s “Helping Heroes” campaign
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SDF Team Patti Krafft & Billy search for survivors after deadly West Dallas building collapse
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Here’s What A FEMA Rescue Team Did During Hurricane Florence
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Meet Our Newest Search Dog Recruit: Cooper!
  Cooper, formerly Cody, comes to us from Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue (GGLRR) located in the bay area of
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3 SDF Search Teams deploy to the East Coast for Hurricane Florence
Here are some of the news stories that have been shared across the country about SDF's teams on the move:
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SDF-trained Canine Disaster Search Teams deployed for Hurricane Olivia
On Saturday, September 8, 2018, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) began deploying U.S. Urban Disaster Search and Rescue teams
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3 SDF-trained Canine Disaster Search Teams deployed for Hurricane Lane
Hurricane Lane was originally a Category 5 hurricane, eventually reaching the Hawaiian islands on August 22 as a slightly weaker
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Jester (2006 – 2018)
In April of 2007, a call came in to the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation office about a potential canine
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New York Search Teams deployed to flooding in central NY state
Search Teams Brian Girard & Keila and Greg Gould & Dax returned home to Albany after being deployed to massive
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Speaker (2004 – 2018)
In 2005, a Yellow Lab named Hunter – as he was known back then – had worn out his welcome
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Lani (2003 – 2018)
Lani, a beautiful German Shepherd mix with a black face, was born August 22, 2003. From eight weeks of age,
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Meet Our Newest Search Dog Recruit: Skylar!
  Skylar was picked up in the Medford, Oregon area as a stray by Jackson County Animal Care & Control
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SDF Hosts Human Remains Detection Workshop at NTC
On August 4 and 5, SDF welcomed canine teams from across the country to our National Training Center (NTC) for
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New York Search Teams search for a missing boy in Waterford, NY
  Search Teams Brian Girard & Keila and Greg Gould & Dax were searching along the riverfront in Waterford, NY
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Texas Canine Disaster Search Teams respond to parking garage collapse
On July 31, 2018, SDF-trained Search Teams Derek Chaky & Scout and Laurel Pitman & Sonic deployed just after noon
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Meet SDF’s 3 Newest Search Teams!
On July 27, 2018, we welcomed the three newest SDF Search Teams that graduated from our training program, joining our
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Search Dog Tanner helps look for missing children in Salt Lake City
On July 4, while many families were celebrating the holiday, Search Dog Tanner and Handler Maddie Warner deployed to search
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The 2017 Quest
With hurricanes, earthquakes, fires and floods, 2017 was a year to remember both in the field and here at home
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People magazine has gone to the dogs!
The name of the magazine may sound like it’s all about humans, but SDF is proud to announce that this
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Trevor (2004 – 2018)
Trevor came to the Watsonville Animal Shelter as a stray. She was in good condition but she was obese. Quickly,
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