"The search dog, by virtue of its highly developed sense of smell combined with its intensive preparatory training, becomes a vital cog in the machinery of mountain rescue, providing an added dimension to the search facilities."

Pete Durst 1982

 ( From the book Search and Rescue Dogs fifty years and counting by Bob Sharp & Bill Jennison)

Search and Rescue Dog Association Southern Scotland (Registered charity  SC028709) is affiliated to Scottish Mountain Rescue  and a founder member of NSARDA.

SARDA Southern Scotland is a non profit making, voluntary organisation to help the Police and Mountain Rescue Teams search for missing people.

We rely on fundraising and donations for support and operate 24/7 - 365 days a year.

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