Six teams of Canine Disaster Searchers have deployed to Japan.
Trained by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, these six teams will concentrate on reconnaissance and primary searches. They were very successful in locating victims buried in the Haiti disaster, so we wish them many more successes in finding the missing in Japan.
Watch this inspiring video to see these magnificent dogs and their handlers report for duty.
In some cases dogs rescued from animal shelters have been trained as rescue dogs. Visit your local shelters to adopt, foster and mentor the heroes that are waiting for you!