National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) was founded in 1996. Our mission is to strengthen disaster response in America by rescuing and recruiting dogs and partnering them with firefighters and other first responders to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters. We offer the professionally trained canines and an ongoing training program at no cost to fire departments. And we ensure lifetime care for every dog in our program: once rescued, these dogs never need to be rescued again. There are currently 71 SDF-trained Search Teams across the country, located in California, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Utah, Virginia and Baja California. Thanks to Mutual Aid Agreements between counties, cities and states, these precious, life-saving resources can be shared regionally, nationally, and internationally.


Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(4/4)|94.28 Score

Financial

(4/4)|91.92 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|100 Score

EIN

77-0412509


Headquarter Address

6800 Wheeler Canyon Road
Santa Paula, CA 93060