SEARCH AND RESCUE … SAR dogs and their handlers initially cover trails and paths before being assigned an area to cover systematically. Handlers map the area covered and return to the operations leader upon completion. To become an SAR dog, a canine … Link.

They are dispatched regionally with the Virginia Search and Rescue Dog Association and internationally with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The latter allowed him to assist with searches in disaster zones following hurricanes Katrina, Rita and … Link.

estimates that close to one million rescue dogs are imported annually from regions not known for stellar canine health and safety standards. They include dogs from Puerto Rico, Turkey, several countries in the Middle East and as far away as China and Korea. Link.