Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide and promote search and rescue canines and handlers as a local resource to law enforcement, emergency management agencies, and the community in the event of an emergency and to advocate public safety.

Our goal is to provide air-scent search dog teams and field teams trained for effective and efficient search deployment in support of the Sheriff’s Offices of Clark and Skamania Counties for search and rescue operations which include, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Missing person search: both wilderness and urban settings
    • Alzheimer/dementia patient who has wandered away
    • A missing or lost child
    • An overdue hiker
    • An overdue mushroom or berry picker
    • A lost child with Autism
  • Locating live victim(s) after a man-made or natural disaster

Our primary objectives are to:

  • Develop and train a professional team of canine handlers
  • Develop search dog teams who meet and exceed local and national certification standards
  • Develop and present training programs in canine search and rescue
  • Train all handers and field personnel to be proficient searchers for both wilderness and urban settings