We provide nationally qualified search dog teams to support the emergency services when looking for vulnerable missing people.
24 hours a day, 365 days a year, come rain or shine.
We are the Lowland equivalent of the better known Mountain Rescue.
Search Dogs Sussex is a voluntary organisation founded in 2003. We are a group of ordinary people, with everyday jobs, but combine our love of the outdoors and working with dogs, with a desire to help others that are vulnerable.
The team currently has 22 human and 15 dog volunteers. 4 of our dogs are operational search dogs, the others are in training.
The Association of Lowland Search & Rescue (ALSAR) is our governing body.
The Team is made up entirely of volunteers who (together with their dogs) undergo constant training and must meet rigorous standards in order to obtain operational status. Most of our dog handlers and support staff fit this in around full time jobs.
Being a charity, we receive no funding from the government. We rely solely on donations and sponsorship to keep the team operational. All of our members are volunteers, no one is paid. All expenses come from our own pocket. All funds raised go towards providing essential search and safety equipment such as dog first aid kits, radios and hi-visibillity clothing.
If you would like to help a hugely worthwhile cause and help save lives, then please donate via our donation page.