NASDA was formed in the fall of 1996 by a small group of people with an interest in dogs and in search and rescue. Those people went to countless seminars and committed to realistic SAR certification on themselves and the team. We provide area, trailing and HRD (Cadaver) dogs at no charge to law enforcement, fire departments and rescue squads.

Interested in being a member?

Please contact us at Search and rescue takes a long term commitment. You have to train yourself and your dog and maintain that training for the life of the dog. We train weekly and expect all members to make most training events. We want you to be an integral part of the team. You will also be required to obtain various national certifications which require a great deal of time and study beyond our weekly training.

We can evaluate your dog and discuss which discipline you may have an interest in. Please understand that not all dogs will be accepted. Appropriate breeds and personalities are a must. Common breeds in search and rescue are Labs, German Shepherds, Malinois and a variety of other retrievers and working breeds. Our team currently includes Labs, German Shepherds, Flat Coated Retrievers, Malinois, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrivers, Australian Shepherd, and Border Collie.