When a person is missing in a rural or mountain environment a dog team will be much more efiicient at finding them than a search team made up of people only. If the missing person is ill, injured or vulnerable this added speed and efficiency can make the difference between life and death. Dog teams can also operate effecively in thick cloud or darkness where people struggle.

SARDA’s dogs and handlers work accross the region providing support to any of the teams when the extra capabilities of a dog are beneficial to a callout.