A number of victorian and tasmanian club members have been active in search and rescue. Our adoptable german shepherds come from shelters have been abandoned or are owner surrenders.
Search rescue sar dogs search and rescue sar dogs are trained to perform many tasks.
German shepherd search and rescue. The gsdca supports the german shepherd dog s utilisation for service in the community in the field of search and rescue. Return from gsd search and rescue dogs to gsd guide dogs the dog is a gentleman. Most of these german shepherd rescue organizations survive strictly on donations from private individuals.
German shepherd search dogs of washington state is a volunteer based canine search and rescue group that operates in the puget sound region. Knowing what each type of dog can and can t do is important to be able to quickly match the proper team with the task. We are german shepherd rescue the biggest and best charity in england and wales helping to foster and rehome german shepherd puppies and german shepherd dogs alsatians.
In the recent christchurch earthquakes the breed was used by a number of countries rescue teams to try to locate missing persons. While there are no uniform standards at this time many search and rescue volunteers use common terms and standards. Apollo was a german shepherd born around 1992 who was in service with the k 9 unit of the new york police department nypd.
If you search on youtube there are videos documenting some of their. A german shepherd which is trained to trail can discern the difference between different scents. In addition to providing dog teams for sar missions we provide free sar training for our members and their dogs of various breeds.
These gsd search and rescue dogs are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. It is easy to see due to the important nature of their work just how needed german shepherd search and rescue dogs are. German shepherd rescue is both a registered charity and company which produces yearly accounts so that you know where your donated monies are spent.
This situation changes daily and gsr rc is taking measures and is responding as needed. I hope to go to his heaven not man s. In 1994 he graduated from the nypd canine special operations division and was one of the first dogs to learn search and rescue apollo passed type ii training in florida in 1997 and type i in indianapolis in 1999.
We are a breed specific rescue nestled in the picturesque mountains of schuylkill county pa. Meet greets with our dogs are by appointment only. In los angeles there is an organization called west side german shepherd rescue which is a great organization that is rescuing many abandoned german shepherds.
I am writing this to address the developing covid 19 situation and how it affects german shepherd resource and rescue center inc. Once the scent is given from a piece of clothing the dog will follow it and no other. We will continue to operate based on guidelines from the cdc and local state and federal health organizations.
German shepherds can be trained for several different tasks common to successful search and rescue.