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Western Maryland K9 Search & Rescue



** We are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization available for search and rescue operations 365 days out of the year. Our members are professionally trained and certified to work with authorized agencies in Maryland and surrounding areas. **

Congratulations to Gary and Keen for earning their NASAR CANINE SARTECH II Certification! AWESOME job!!!!


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A big CONGRATULATIONS to Maryland NRP and Western MD K-9 SAR on their successful find today of a lost hunter in Rawlings, MD. Thank you to the other teams who assisted including Chesapeake Search Dogs and Mid-Atlantic D.O.G.S. Search & Rescue.


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Recently our team has been called upon twice to assist in searches for missing persons. We assisted teams from several states in a search in eastern Pennsylvania in Franklin County. Teams searched for almost 24 hours before police called off the search. We were called to a second search in Maryland to assist in a missing child case. We are very proud that our team was able and ready to assist when our help was needed.


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Congratulations to Claudia and Finn for earning their NASAR CANINE SARTECH II Certification and to Ann and Bogan for earning their NASAR CANINE SARTECH II Certification! AWESOME job!!!!

Congratulations to Dave and Melanie for successfully passing the NASAR SARTECH II Certification!


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Just after midnight this past Sunday morning, Apr. 22, we got a call to join our sister team - Cumberland County Search & Rescue Team 400- along with several other SAR teams at Tom's Run along the Appalachian Trail PA, to search for a missing person. After a cold, long night and morning of hiking and searching, we're very happy to say it was a successful search and the gentleman was located alive and well! It could not have been done without all the team work and support from everyone involved!


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Congratulations to Ed and Bella for passing the Canine Good Citizen(CGC) test!!! Handler Ed and K9 Bella are currently training to become a wilderness air-scent team. Great job guys!


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This past November 2017 several of our team members attended the annual SAREX at Cunningham Falls State Park hosted by the Maryland Search and Rescue team! The event occurred over the weekend and was attended by over 135 people from MD, VA, PA, WVA, NJ, and NY. Team members were able to attend multiple search scenarios and SAR seminars offered during the day and into the night.


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In April 2017 our team had the honor of assisting in a missing-person search in the Canaan Valley in West Virginia. We were privileged to work side by side with the Ann Arundel County Wilderness Search and Rescue team, as well as many other search teams from MD, VA, OH, PA, and WV. All of the teams worked through long days and challenging terrain with support from the most amazing people that we've had the privilege to work with - a huge THANK-YOU to the Canaan and Davis fire stations, the Canaan Valley State Park, the state police, and, especially the local citizens who welcomed us and supported us more than we could have ever asked.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family affected by this tragic event. We were honored to meet with several of them.

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Congratulations to Claudia and Finn for passing the NASAR CANINE SARTECH III Certification!! Great job!!


Congratulations to Bill, Ann, Claudia, and Stacy for successfully passing the NASAR SARTECH II Certification!


Congratulations to Dan, Alyssa, Ann, and Stacy for successfully passing the Maryland Search Team Member Course and Certification!

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