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K9 Search & Rescue Services of West Virginia Inc. is an all-volunteer group of specially trained individuals and K9's with the mission of locating and reuniting lost/missing persons with their loved ones using basic and advanced search and rescue techniques. We assist emergency response agencies by providing aid in search and rescue operations. Our team consist of both volunteers and K9's that are certified using standards adopted from NASAR. Our K9's are scent discriminant, meaning they can discriminate one individual's scent from another. By obtaining the individual's scent article, our K9's both Air Scent and Trailing, can locate the scent of the lost subject. Our Human Remains Detection (H.R.D) dogs search for deceased individuals on land and in water. Request our services by contacting us, we do provide mutual aid support to other SAR organizations as well as local fire and rescue, law enforcement, Office of Emergency Management, or Department of Natural Resources. We can not be requested by family or friends. We can also provide references upon request. 

Area Search 

Scent Discriminant 

Airscent usually refers to search dogs that use airscenting techniques to search areas. Airscent dogs work with their nose in the air, will ignore ground scent and will follow and locate people by catching the “hot” scent of people on the wind. Airscenting techniques are very effective for covering large areas quickly and can produce high probabilities of detection if conditions are good for airscenting. Airscent dogs usually work off lead. Most are trained to find the victim, alert the handler when the victim is found and return the handler to the victim.  criminal justice NY

Human Remains Detection 

Cadaver dogs can locate entire bodies (including those buried or submerged), decomposed bodies, body fragments (including blood, tissue, hair, and bones) or skeletal remains. Cadaver dogs, also trained as water dogs, can be useful in drowning situations. criminal justice NY


Scent Discriminant 

Trailing dogs are trained to follow a specific human scent, which may or may not approximate the path the person took because of factors affecting the dispersal of scent such as wind and temperature. Trailing dogs will follow the route of scent deposited on the ground as a person moves through an area. A trained trailing dog can follow the steps of someone who passed several days earlier, discriminate between it and another’s trail, and follow it over hills and through marshland. Dogs Can even trail people in cars, from the scent that blows out of the window or through the vents of the car. criminal justice NY

Service available: 24/7 even Holidays 

Mailing address: [ 31 Barrcut Rd. Spencer, WV. 25276 ]

Phone: [ 304-373-4134 or 304-421-4252 or 304-373-3770 ]

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Follow Us: [ @k9sarserviceswv ]


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