Find a Search & Rescue K9 Team

We are always working on this section. Please come back soon to find a fuller list of Volunteer SAR K9 Teams throughout the United States. *List updated 07MAR2014.

Submit your team's SAR K9 Link to Autumn at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.?subject=Add%20my%20SAR%20K9%20Team" > This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Team must be a non-profit volunteer team. Please include the standard(s) you certify with/to. See below for examples. 

For a list of FEMA/USAR Teams, click here:


Some of the National Organizations that provide K9 Standards:

American Rescue Dog Association ( ARDA)

National Search Dog Alliance ( NSDA)

National Association for Search and Rescue ( NASAR)

Search and Rescue Dogs of the United States ( SARDUS)

North American Police Work Dog Association ( NAPWDA)

International Police Work Dog Association ( IPWDA)

American Mantrailing, Police and Work Dog Association ( AMPWDA)



K9 Training Bookmarks:

Scientific Working Group on Dog and Orthogonal detector Guidelines ( SWGDOG) - SWGDOG is a partnership of local, state, federal and international agencies including private vendors, law enforcement and first responders. "We anticipate that establishing consensus based best practices for the use of detection teams will provide many benefits to local law enforcement and homeland security. Improving the consistency and performance of deployed teams and optimizing their combination with electronic detection devices will improve interdiction efforts as well as courtroom acceptance."


Disaster Dog .org - is designed to be an informal source of information related to the training, certification, maintenance, and deployment of disaster dog teams.


The Paws of Life Foundation ( PoL) - The Paws of Life Foundation is dedicated to the education of working dog handlers which include search and rescue (SAR) dogs and their handlers. PoL works with agencies at the local level to fund and provide training to working dog handlers and professional volunteer canine handlers. By providing initial and continuing training of the handler, we can help these individuals and their canine partners become a reliable and valuable resource for law enforcement and public safety agencies.