Volunteer... so that others may live!

Come and hide with us

056ajWhile all of us at NDSD take turns hiding for our dogs during training sessions, we really like to have other volunteers help out whenever possible. It is important that our dogs have as many opportunities as possible to search for new and unique human scents, 119ajso if you live in the greater Puget Sound area and are willing to donate a morning or afternoon to act as a search subject, please contact us at ndsd@ndsd.net. The dogs would love to meet you!

Provide a training site

One advtest3of the more difficult aspects of training the disaster search dog, especially for those dogs that are at a more advanced level, is finding suitable locations for training sessions. We train in recycling plants (wood, building materials, slash piles, concrete, etc), quarries, gravel pits, vacant buildings, industrial equipment locations, and demolition sites, and are always on the lookout for a new opportunity.
We will provide all necessary liability insurance information and a hold-harmless agreement. The majority of our rubble training takes place on Saturdays, but we also train on selected Thursday evenings. If you have access to or ownership of a site that you can offer us, contact us at ndsd@ndsd.net. Also, visit our Sponsors page to see who has graciously donated training site access to us in the past.


caesardemoDo you have a high interest in handling a disaster search dog? Or would you like to support our mission by becoming a regular “helper” at our training sessions? Please visit our Join NDSD page for more information on becoming a member of our team.