Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Southwest Search Dogs

(SWSD) is a volunteer K-9 Search and Rescue group, affiliated with the San Diego Police Department and the Chula Vista Police Department. SWSD offers professional K-9 teams, certified in Area Search, Trailing, Cadaver, Water, and Basic Urban Disaster, at no cost to the requesting agency. Response time in the greater San Diego area is typically under 40 minutes and initial teams are usually deployed within one hour of the callout. For more information, including our toll-free, 24/7 emergency callout number, contact

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Policies and Procedures - Friday, September 6, 2013
Updated Policies and Procedures have been posted to the Website.   read more...
Cabrillo Kennel Club Grant - Monday, September 2, 2013
While picking up the grant from the AKC, we were pleasantly surprised to learn that we had also been awarded a matching grant from the Cabrillo Kennel Club. Thanks so much to both organizations from Southwest Search Dogs.  
AKC CAR Grant - Sunday, June 2, 2013
Southwest Search Dogs has been selected to receive a grant from the American Kennel Club (AKC) CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund to assist with equipment and training needs. Thank you, AKC!   read more...

SWSD Certified Teams

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