National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
Goals & Objectives
We offer the professionally trained canines and an ongoing program of support and advanced deployment training at no cost to our partner fire departments. And we ensure lifetime care for every dog in our program: once rescued, these dogs never need to be rescued again.
Founded in 1996, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization based in Ventura, California. Our mission is to strengthen disaster response in America by recruiting rescued dogs and partnering them with firefighters and other first responders to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters.