In the wake of the mudslides in Montecito, teams of search dogs and their handlers were sent to find survivors buried in the mud and debris. There were 18 dogs that were trained by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation in Santa Paula. Read more about all the search dogs and those trained at the Search Dog Foundation in this Santa Barbara Independent story.
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation recruits rescued dogs, gives them ongoing professional training, and partners them with firefighters and other first responders. They are a non-profit organization that relies on supporters to fulfill their mission. Learn more about the Search Dog Foundation mission and how you can get involved with the Search Dog Foundation as a volunteer, sponsor, or making a donation.