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Who We Are

Buckeye Search and Rescue Dogs (a.k.a BSARD) is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation of dedicated canines and their handlers. Our mission is to help local, state and federal emergency services agencies locate missing people. This is achieved by the use of highly-trained scenting dogs who are able to detect and discriminate the distinctive scent signatures every person leaves behind.

Because BSARD is not a government agency, we are not restricted to any county or state boundaries. We are available 24 x 7, and perform our duties at no cost to the agency or family. We adhere to the standard Incident Control System and report to the Operations Manager. We never self-deploy, and will only officially respond when called upon by the authority of the Incident Commander.

Our dogs and handlers train regularly in many disciplines critical to a good canine search operation:


  • Obedience and Canine Good Citizenship
  • Mantrailing
  • Area Search
  • Land and Water Cadaver Search
  • Wilderness Search
  • Urban and Building Search
  • Collapsed Structure Search
  • Article Search and Identification
  • Communications Protocols
  • NIMS Command and Control Protocols
  • GPS and Compass Orienteering
  • First Aid, CPR and AED
  • Canine First Aid
  • Crime Scene Preservation
  • Hazmat Awareness
  • Presentation and Education

We hold our dogs and personnel to high standards, and continually seek to improve our canines' skills as well as our own.

Our organization is committed to educating the public about canine search and rescue, as well as steps they can take to enhance their survivability in an emergency situation. Our members have performed scores of no-charge presentations to fire and police departments, libraries, school and day care groups, church groups, and other social and professional organizations.

To arrange a presentation for your organization, contact Gloria Napier at 513.683.5785, or via email at

Special Events

The 2013 Rusty Ball, Saturday November 9, 2013 at Duke Energy Convention Center was a great success.

Our thanks to The Rusty Griswolds and all those who make this event possible to benefit so many great charitible and service organizations throughout the region.


Most members of BSARD are members of one or more of the following international, national and regional search and rescue organizations:

Click here to go to OSARA's web site Ohio Search and Rescue Association (OSARA) Click here to go to OHFEDK9SAR's web site Ohio Federation of K9 Search and Rescue Teams
Click here to go to NASAR's web site The National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) Click here to go to IPWDA's web site International Police Work Dog Association (IPWDA)
Click here to go to NASDN's web site The North American Search Dog Network (NASDN) Click here to go to NAPWDA's web site North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA)
Click here to go to CSAR's web site Canine Search and Recovery (CSAR) Click here to go to NOCDS's web site Network of Canine Detection Services (NOCDS)

We also work hand-in-hand with other search and rescue organizations around the region.

Special Thanks

Buckeye Search and Rescue Dogs express our deepest thanks and appreciation to the following organizations who have helped so much with their contributions and continuing support. With your help we can continue to acheive and maintain the highest standards of service to our community.

FOE Logo Aerie # 3006 (Loveland, OH) of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for their generous contributions and continuing support. AKC CAR Logo The American Kennel Club's Companion Animal Recovery program for their continued financial support of the team's training and evaluation goals.
Loveland's Amazing Race logo Loveland's Amazing Race for letting us help out and for their thoughtful grant to our organization. (We hope to see you all at the next race on June 15th, 2013.) Calamityville Logo Calamityville for their generosity in providing their facility to help us reach our training goals.
FOE Logo Aerie #3491 (New Carlisle, OH) of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for their unselfish contributions and continuing assistance. American Legion logo Post #184 (Piqua, OH) of the American Legion for their generous contributions and continued charitable support.

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