ASARD teams are trained in wilderness, avalanche, water, cadaver, tracking/trailing, urban and disaster search activities.
Our primary purpose is to assist in statewide search and rescue (SAR) operations using teams of highly trained search dogs and searcher-handlers.
With over 20 years of practice and experience, ASARD believes there are common training and team characteristics that make a successful mission-ready search dog team.
ASARD believes that the working dog breeds produce strong dogs for search. ASARD has had successful mission-ready dogs from many of the Retriever, Hound, Shepherd and Collie breeds. A mission-ready search dog consistently and reliably communicates the location of human scent to its handler.
Searching for lost and missing people is about life and death. The people we search for deserve the very best resource we can provide -- a focused and committed dog trained for the sole purpose of finding lost and missing persons.