Search Dogs South United Way of the Mid-South sponsored agency.

CFC #67552
Volunteer K-9 Search and Rescue Team
Search Dogs South, founded in 1995, is a non-profit - 501 (c) (3), all-volunteer search and rescue team. The organization is based out of Memphis, Tennessee and offers search and rescue within a 250 mile radius of that area. There are no fees for SDS services.

The 7 field members come from a wide variety of backgrounds ranging from civil servants and office workers to aviation workers and retirees. The K9 team is made up of 13 dogs. We have 4 Bloodhounds, 4 Labs, 1 German Shepard, 3 Mixed breeds and 1 Caucasian Mountain Dog. The dogs range in age from 1 to 8 years.

Each member volunteers their time to the group. SDS is on call 24 hours a day to provide search assistance for official bodies such as Sheriff/Police departments, Fire departments, rescue squads, nursing homes and other federal, state or local agencies.

Some members of Search Dogs South also hold membership in the Mississippi Division, International Association for Identification, FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association and are Reserve Deputy Sheriffs. SDS also has HAM radio operators among its members.

SDS uses scent specific trailing dogs for missing persons search. We also do land and water cadaver search, crime scene investigation and gun detection searches
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Search Dogs South volunteer organization gives of both time and resources to provide a free search and rescue service for the Mid-South area.

The non-profit group relies on donations, member contributions, memorial bequests and fundraising events to cover expenses for the organization's search and rescue efforts.