5% of each Purchase is Donated to the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
What an amazing story and organization. Wilma Melville founded The National Search Dog Foundation in 1996. The mission of her organization follows:
Founded in 1996, SDF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nongovernmental organization based in Ojai, California. Our mission is to strengthen disaster response in America by recruiting rescued 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 72+ SDF-trained Search Teams located in California, Florida, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. Thanks to Mutual Aid Agreements between counties, cities and states, these precious, life-saving resources can be shared regionally and nationally to make sure that when disaster strikes, NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND.