Specialists in Canine Search and Rescue.
Proudly serving Montana and Northern Wyoming since 1986.
Absaroka Search Dogs is a volunteer nonprofit organization based in Montana, dedicated to providing certified search dog teams to requesting agencies. Our teams are trained to work with Search & Rescue and Law Enforcement agencies to provide a professional response to search and recovery events.
ASD dog handlers are trained in backcountry travel including map and compass, global positioning system (GPS) use, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, summer survival, winter survival, mantracking, and search and rescue operations. ASD dog handlers have a minimum certification of advanced first aid or first responder. Most members are certified in wilderness emergency medicine and can provide immediate life support to injured victims. Skills range in wilderness emergency medicine from wilderness advanced life support at the paramedic level, wilderness emergency medical technician (WEMT) to wilderness first responder (WFR). Experienced ASD dog handlers are willing to fill a need during searches in the backcountry, rivers and lakes by request from law enforcement.
Our teams are certified through Tri-State K9 and are ready to deploy on a variety of missing persons missions by request of law enforcement.
We currently have teams certified in:
Wilderness Area Search
On Shore Water Search
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