Triangle Search Dogs, Inc.

Our Mission

Triangle Search Dogs, Inc., is a 501c3 public charity based in Orange County, NC.

It is our mission to provide highly trained and certified K9 search teams on a local and regional scale when requested by law enforcement or emergency response agencies. Each team serves a single purpose. Live-find disaster K9s locate survivors trapped in the debris of structural collapse; Human Remains Detection K9s  find victims who are deceased.

Operational  Live-find Disaster Search Teams are comprised of a handler and K9 that are:

 formally and currently rostered with a FEMA urban search and rescue task force;

 certified to the FEMA standard for live-find disaster search;

Operational Human Remains Disaster Search teams are comprised of a handler and K9 that are:

 formally and currently rostered with a FEMA urban search and rescue task force;

 certified to the FEMA standard for Human Remains Detection;

 certified to the American Rescue Dog Association (ARDA) standard for Human Remains Detection;

Additionally we have teams that are certified for wilderness, water, and wide area search for Human Remains Detection.

Triangle Search Dogs, Inc., does not self-certify. All Certification Evaluations are conducted by outside evaluators and agencies.

In addition to our mission to provide highly trained K9 search teams to local and regional agencies, Triangle Search Dogs, Inc., has an equally important mission to further the education of K9s and handlers through open training events and seminars, and the sharing of knowledge and lessons learned.

Triangle Seach Dogs handler and K9 searching old barn.
Triangle Search Dog handler and K9 training at practice facility.

2016 Triangle Search Dogs, Inc.