These dogs are also trained to assist emergency service agencies
Upon receiving certification from the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA), a SAR team is on call 24/7 all year round. In fact, the dogs often accompany their handlers to work and on vacation in case a call comes in. “SCSARDA is very fortunate to be able to field NAPWDA-certified teams in three disciplines — trailing, area search, and land and water cadaver detection – to assist emergency services agencies in finding missing persons. It is a real privilege to serve agencies in South and North Carolina and also to lead this team, which is full of very talented and dedicated human beings and some uniquely skilled K9s,” said president of the SCSARDA, Maria Pellegrino.