Congratulations to Nicole and K9 Sawyer for passing their C1 mission-ready test and becoming a certified human remains detection team. Well done, you two!

Join us in congratulating Tim and K9 Ellis for passing their mission-ready test and becoming a certified ‘area’ team with CARDA! Looking forward to seeing you two out out in the field.

Our K9 teams are returning to Super STEM Saturday on March 9 at CSUSM in San Marcos, CA! This one-day festival invites kids of all ages and their families to learn about the diverse and exciting fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Come meet our dogs, learn about K9... search and rescue, and even see some demonstrations of their skills in action.

Learn more about the event at @superstemsaturday 🐶

Don’t forget to give your dogs some love too (and put the chocolate up on a high shelf) this Valentine’s Day!

This weekend, CARDA’s president got “lost” (oh no!) and several of our K9 search and rescue trailing teams and apprentices participated in a mock search to find her. These types of exercises provide our members with the opportunity to practice and test their skills in a more “realistic” ...scenario.

Suffice it to say, everyone was pooped afterward! K9 Larson even helped himself to a well-earned nap.

K9 Lily is one of the newest search and rescue prospects in CARDA. She has some big shoes to fill since her predecessor, K9 Jasmine, was a rockstar search dog and partner to their human teammate, Jeff. We believe in you, Lily, and can’t wait to follow your journey!

Join us in congratulating two of the coolest cats in CARDA on passing their mission-ready test and becoming a certified area team! Well done, Marijke and K9 Scarlet!

Congratulations to K9 Anza and Alex for passing their C2 mission-ready test and becoming a certified human remains detection team (in addition to live-find wilderness). Way to go, you two!

With more than 60,000 children reported missing in California every year, search and rescue ‘trailing’ K9s can help establish higher probability search areas by identifying the missing person’s ‘direction of travel’ in the early hours after a reported absence.