Search and rescue (SAR) dogs are brought in to help locate people during the aftermath of natural disasters, locate people who are missing or hiding, and, in general, during time-sensitive situations. SAR dogs are also profoundly helpful during times of personal crisis, such as finding someone with a cognitive disease who wandered from their home, or those with mental health or substance abuse issues who are at risk for self-harm or overdose. The importance of search and rescue dogs cannot be understated, which is why we set the highest standards for our training.
Virtual Search and Rescue Training
Led by our lead instructor John Bellocchio, our search and rescue virtual dog training classes train your dog to search for, find, and rescue missing persons. With dedicated and proper training, any dog can be trained to be a search and rescue dog. Our training follows FEMA training standards, including search and rescue training for trailing, tracking, and cadaver search.
FEMA Training Standards
Our Search and Rescue Dog training standards align with those set by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). We believe in maintaining high-quality training, which is why our dogs and handlers are trained to those high standards. Despite the absence of a universal standard in the United States for Search and Rescue, our adherence to FEMA guidelines showcases our commitment to service quality and safety.
Beyond search and rescue, we also train dogs for:
- Fire accelerant detection
- Bomb detection
- Narcotics (including opioid) detection.
We also offer cold case analysis and document investigation services.
At Fetch and More, we believe in transparency, open dialogue, and the importance of understanding your needs. Please reach out to us for more information about our services and to discuss how we can assist with your specific requirements.