We currently sponsor nine search and rescue teams across the UK. The dogs are trained in techniques that enable them to locate people who are in need of their help and support in the rescue:
Hampshire Search and Rescue Dogs is a voluntary organisation that provides nationally qualified search dog teams to support the emergency services when looking for vulnerable missing people.
SARDA Wales dog handlers are all volunteers who dedicate a considerable amount of time to developing skills with their dog. Most of their dog handlers are members of Mountain Rescue, Lowland Rescue or HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Teams.
Capital SAR Dogs is a search and rescue team consisting of four dogs and headed up by Jim Gilbert. Each dog is trained in a specialised type of search.
Alfie, a Border Collie, is trained in Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), Buddy, a Spaniel, is trained in Air Scenting and Lowland Search and Rescue (LSAR) Chief, a Malinois, is trained in Mantrailing and Lowland Search and Rescue (LSAR) and our newest recruit Chica, a young Malinois, is learning the ropes and full of energy!
Jim, Alfie & Buddy also work with the London Fire Brigade.
Dorset Search Dogs is a charity assisting the police, coastguard and other search and rescue teams in looking for missing persons across the South.
They are a team of volunteers that train their dogs to detect human scent and search by air scenting.
The dedicated team of dogs, handlers and operational supports make themselves available 24/7.
Sussex Search and Rescue is the primary search resource for Sussex Police.
They are a dedicated team of professionally trained and equipped local volunteers who can employ specialist skills in the search for vulnerable missing persons.
Warwickshire Search and Rescue is an operational Lowland Rescue team set up to assist the Police with searches for vulnerable missing persons within Warwickshire and beyond.
They are on call 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
SARDA Scotland are a charity organisation that trains dogs and their handlers to search for missing persons. They cover all of Scotland, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association is the umbrella body for mountain rescue teams in Cumbria. They cover the Lake District and Cumbria with their 12 team members.
Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England is the umbrella body for the training of mountain rescue search dogs in England, covering the upland regions from Northumberland to Cornwall (Excluding the Lake District). Its handlers, who are all volunteers, are operational members of mountain rescue teams and MRSDE is an associate member of Mountain Rescue England and Wales.
Giving animals the chance to meet their potential and to live the happiest life possible gives us an enormous sense of satisfaction. For more information about sponsorship opportunities please get in touch.