About British Columbia Search Dog Association
We are an all volunteer, non-profit association dedicated to training and maintaining a network of professional Ground Search and Rescue dog teams throughout BC.
Our association is not directly affiliated with Emergency Management BC but does provide a framework to promote a high level of competence and professionalism for dog team involved in GSAR in BC.
The BC Search Dog Association is an organization of very dedicated individuals who train dogs for search and rescue in BC. The profiles that we train for are wilderness area search and tracking.
Dog teams are validated annually at either our spring or fall training sessions by members of the RCMP Police Dog Service.
Validated Search Dog Teams are all members of their local Ground Search and Rescue teams and respond to tasking requests through the Provincial Emergency Program, as requested by the RCMP.