The National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA)

The National Search and Rescue Dog Association


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About us

The National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA) is an umbrella organisation representing Search Dog Associations in the UK, Isle of Man and Eire. NSARDA Member Associations set the standards by which search dogs are trained and qualified.

NSARDA currently trains and qualifies search dogs to find persons that:

  • Are believed to be missing
  • May have drowned
  • May be in a collapsed building
  • May be deceased

The Search and Rescue Dog Associations are located in Wales, England, Scotland, Isle of Man and Eire.

Each Member Association is a voluntary, charitable organisation responsible for the training and deployment of search and rescue dogs to search for and find the many hundreds of vulnerable missing persons that get lost every year.

People go missing in all types of terrain including the mountains and moorlands as well as lowland rural and urban areas. In fact people go missing almost anywhere you can imagine.

NSARDA Search Dogs are used to search for the many different types of missing people such as hill walkers, climbers, the elderly and confused persons that may be suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia, those that are despondent, children, and sometimes victims of crime.

You will find NSARDA qualified dogs and handlers working with both Mountain Rescue and Lowland Rescue Teams or directly for the Police and other emergency services.

All NSARDA Associations are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and provide their services completely free of charge, whilst being entirely dependent on public donations to be able to continue to provide this service year on year. Please make a donation TODAY and help us to rescue those that are vulnerable and missing and often save lives. 

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