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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Joining the SCSARDA Team

SCSARDA members are highly trained volunteers who are committed to serving the community. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds but we all share a love of dogs and a passion for helping others.

Becoming a certified Search and Rescue volunteer requires a commitment of both time and resources. It can take six months to a year to acquire the necessary training and skills to be operational on a search and even longer to become a K9 handler. Members are expected to pay for their own training, personal equipment, and dog expenses. SCSARDA does not carry workmen's comp for its members or coverage in the event your dog is hurt. We do carry general liability insurance. 

To learn more about volunteering with SCSARDA or becoming a member please join us at one of our information sessions. These information sessions last about an hour and include plenty of time for questions.  
Please email if you plan on attending one of these orientation meetings - you will be contacted with availibility of the next available class.



SCSARDA searches exclusively for missing persons.
We do not search for missing pets.