From Rescued...to Rescuer
Founded in 1996, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Santa Paula, California. Our mission is to strengthen disaster response in America by recruiting rescued dogs and partnering them with firefighters and other first responders to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters.
SDF is a top-rated non-profit according to GreatNonprofits and Independent Charities of America.
How does SDF select and train former shelter dogs to become life-saving resources for America and the world?
Read the stories of how our dogs and handlers became inseparable teammates.
From estate giving and dog sponsorship to volunteering, learn about the many ways in which you can become Part of the Search.
- IRT video – internal use only – do not categorize
- Animals continually train for disaster duties
- Seabees reservists help build Search Dog training area in Santa Paula
- The Quest 2015
- Seabees help SDF as part of Innovative Readiness Training
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