The Disaster Dog Network

Training for what we hope never happens

Rescue Dogs strut their stuff – Meridian Booster


Meridian Booster
Rescue Dogs strut their stuff
Meridian Booster
One of the newest additions to this year’s Colonial Days Fair was the presence of four-legged heroes and their handlers who volunteer with the Canadian Search & Disaster Dog Association (CASDDA). The organization first started in 2000, and over the

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26 yrs after quake, Baguio looks to dogs for rescue – Inquirer.net


Inquirer.net
26 yrs after quake, Baguio looks to dogs for rescue
Inquirer.net
Twenty-six years since the 1990 earthquake shattered Baguio City, the Cordillera’s Office of Civil Defense inaugurated its very first canine team trained for disaster rescue and search missions on July 1. Seventeen dogs have been detailed to the team.

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Animal Sense: Disaster prep for your animals – it's not if, but when – Santa Fe New Mexican


Santa Fe New Mexican
Animal Sense: Disaster prep for your animals – it’s not if, but when
Santa Fe New Mexican
June was National Pet Preparedness Month, and that fact combined with the consequences of the Dog Head Fire that tore through nearly 20,000 acres of New Mexico landscape should raise alarms for all people with companion animals. … “First responders

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K9 dogs to improve SAR operations in CAR – Sun.Star

K9 dogs to improve SAR operations in CAR
Sun.Star
SEVENTEEN canine dogs with expert handlers are undergoing one-year rigid training to reinforce search and rescue efforts in Cordillera region and to improve the chances of people caught in future disasters to be rescued. In line with the observance of

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Savings Lives And Having Fun: Teaching Search And Rescue Tactics To Dogs – Huffington Post


Huffington Post
Savings Lives And Having Fun: Teaching Search And Rescue Tactics To Dogs
Huffington Post
A few years ago I was reading a mystery novel where a child was lost in the woods, and search and rescue dogs were used to find her. I know that the … When asked, “What was the most difficult disaster aftermath to conduct a search in and why,” Jerry

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