Search and Rescue Dog Association Illinois
SEE OUR TEAM IN ACTION!
“The purpose of the organization is to promote and encourage the use of the German Shepherd Dog in all aspects of search and rescue. This purpose shall be accomplished through education, research, standards, and training.”
See Our Team In Action
Search and rescue (SAR) dogs are trained to perform many tasks. 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.
All Volunteer Team
None of “us” are being paid. We are a recognized 501c3 in the United States of America. If you would like to make a donation, it would be appreciated.
Decades of Search and Rescue Work with German Shepherds
The search teams are not novices. You are reaping the benefit of decades of SAR work with German Shepherds. Our focus is wilderness and recovery searching.
A Resource to German Shepherd Owners Everywhere
We invest a lot in our organization. Yet everything on this website is given freely and to the best of our knowledge and abilities is accurate and truthful.
Our Team Members
News & Events
Stay up to date on our latest articles, press releases, and what we are doing serve and bring change to our community.
Chet Earns BH
This is a major step forward to becoming operational.
Jenni and Levi, Sergei and Mya, and Sherri and Reiza Are Operational
Three dogs and handlers Operational
Jenni and Levi, Sergei and Mya, and Sherri and Reiza Are OperationalRead More
Hiker’s Remains Found in a Fox Den
The sector was extremely dangerous for the dog and required strong obedience to keep him from going over the cliff or getting hit by a tractor-trailer.
The North Bay Drowning
GSSARDA was called to participate in a search for a missing drowning victim
Search for the Caribou Hunter
The search took place, one degree south of the Arctic Circle and GSSARDA provide one dog and handler – Sherri and Lektor.
Are You and Your Dog SAR Candidates?
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Requirements to Become Operational The canine and handler must: The handler shall have passed a 3 mile map and compass course test The handler shall run a similar course using a GPS hand set of their choice The handler will be licensed as a radio technician and will purchase their own hand set The handler …
Fallen Comrade – Chuck C
Chuck C. December 6, 1936-January 31, 2011 It is with great sadness we mourn the passing of our oldest team member, Chuck. He joined the team with his dog Ana in November of 2006 and helped formulate ideas as we incorporated the team. But Chuck was more than just a good dog handler. He helped …