The Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue K9 Team is a part of Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue, a non-profit organization, that operates in partnership with and under the authority of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Dogs (K9s) can be a valuable resource in searches for lost and missing persons. Handlers must be dedicated and highly skilled and their K9s hard working, and well-trained, to be effective. Specific applications for SAR K9s include urban/suburban/rural/wilderness settings, disaster, cadaver, avalanche, and drowning or recovery.

Typical SAR K9 Missions include searching for:

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  • Missing children, disabled persons, or the elderly in suburban and rural locations.
  • Hikers, hunters, mushroom pickers, greens gatherers, and other missing persons in forestlands.
  • Evidence of major crimes in outdoor settings.
  • Victims of drowning and avalanche
  • Possible suicide victims

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Reference in this site to any specific commercial product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue, Inc.

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