Dedicated to finding lost and missing persons using specially trained search dogs in partnership with local emergency agencies


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for Law Enforcement and Public Safety Agencies


SCSARDA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
We do not charge anything for our services.


Please consider making a donation to help support our search and rescue missions


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About The SC Search and Rescue Dog Association

The South Carolina Search and Rescue Dog Association, or SCSARDA, is a team of highly trained volunteers who donate their time and resources to assist local emergency response agencies in the search for lost and missing persons. Members use specially trained search canines and maintain standards of excellence through on-going training and certifications.

Founded in 2002, The South Carolina Search and Rescue Dog Association is a non-profit organization that serves the Upstate of South Carolina and neighboring states. SCSARDA has K9s trained in trailing, area search, cadaver and water cadaver. The team participates in more than 30 searches each year.


Community Education

Misha education the public.

Team members educate the public about SCSARDA and ways to prevent getting lost.



How SAR Dogs Work

Trailing Dog at Work

Learn about our specially trained search  dogs and how they work.



Meet the Team

South Carolina Search and Rescue Team at Training

SCSARDA has professionally trained members each with their own unique qualifications.



Get Involved

Maria and HRD dog Fenja

Interested in Search & Rescue? Find out about membership and other ways you can help.