the Canines of ground zero

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Ground Zero canines rank among the elite search-and-rescue teams throughout the nation. To qualify for training, canines must pass a rigorous physical and medical screening after demonstrating key traits and behaviors. For example, canines must be responsive to positive reinforcement and undeterred by distractions like loud noises and unstable surfaces. Take a look at these heroes in the top of their class. 

See Our Canines

the Canines of ground zero

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Ground Zero canines rank among the elite search-and-rescue teams throughout the nation. To qualify for training, canines must pass a rigorous physical and medical screening after demonstrating key traits and behaviors. For example, canines must be responsive to positive reinforcement and undeterred by distractions like loud noises and unstable surfaces. Take a look at these heroes in the top of their class. 

See Our Canines

where do we find our canines?

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PUPPIES

We breed & raise our own canines

SHELTERS

We have people in several states looking for future heroes

OWNER SURRENDERS

We can give canines that meet our standards a new purpose in life

$50,000

investment required to fully train a search & rescue dog

No device or person can search a disaster site as quickly & accurately

18 months

TURNAROUND TIME TO TRAIN URBAN SEARCH DOGS

Only the most elite level canines can make the cut

Class of 2016

Cali (1)
Cali (2014 – 2019)
RIP