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Welcome to the new AZSTaR Website!

Welcome to the Website of Arizona Search Track and Rescue, Inc. (AZ STaR)
AZ STaR is a group of very talented and passionate search and rescue professionals that are dedicated to locating missing persons as well providing for the advancement, educationally and scientifically, of the search and rescue profession and utilization of canines within this profession.
If available, AZ STaR will provide trained search dogs, trained K-9 handlers, trained support personnel, and trained search management personnel for search and rescue of persons lost, trapped or incapacitated, upon request of any official agency or individual requesting through proper guidelines, day or night, within the state of Arizona or outside state lines if requested, under any and all conditions where dogs can efficiently operate.
AZ STaR also provides continuous training and education for dogs, K-9 handlers, search management, and support personnel to improve and develop capabilities to ensure highly competent and capable search and rescue dog teams and operations.
We also work to promote a greater appreciation for using search dogs for wilderness, water, cadaver, bone identification, evidence, and disaster searches.

 

Please contact us at 623-878-9149 (Office) for scheduling Educational Events or Volunteer Inquiries

FOR EMEGENCIES Please contact us on our Pager at 888-307-3799

 

 

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Help Support AZ STaR

As a federally approved 501-C-3 non-profit, AZ STaR exists solely on the generous donations that it recieves from private and corporate donations.  Unfortunately, these do not even begin to cover the expenses of training, equipment and mission responses that are endured by our Volunteer Members. Nor does it cover the cost of the Educational literature and programs that we provide to the Public and other Agencies all at NO CHARGE.   Please assist us by making a donation today or participating in one of our upcoming Fundraising Events.
Join us for a PAWRaising car wash and visit with the Canines of AZ STaR while your car is being washed by their handlers (the one time that the handler will have to work harder than the pups).  See our Event Calendar for Dates, Times and locations.
Purchase STaR K9-Collector Card sets featuring 10 individual K9-s of AZ STaR.
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Do you, Can you, Would you?

After many of the tragic events that we see portrayed on the news, AZ STaR gets a slew of inquiries from people who are wanting to help.  We have therefore developed this post to assist you in getting some preliminary information regarding Search and Rescue with AZ STaR
Do you, Can you, Would you? 
* Have a desire to wander through the desert under the stars, at night, looking for clues and/or missing persons.
* Would you like to wander through the desert carrying about 30 lbs. of gear and water.
* Don’t mind being awakened at 1:00 am for a search call-out.
* Can pack enough gear into 2 large bags for 4 days in the mountains or desert.
* Can brush your teeth, put on make-up and comb your hair with your signal mirror.
* Can cat-nap anywhere, through any noise, under any conditions (rain or shine).
* Know how to make a tent with a garbage bag and a piece of rope.
* Would like to be part of a Team effort and enjoy working with Dogs.
* Can and would climb any mountain to get reception to make a phone call.
* Your definition of a fun time is seeing what you can survive.

 

If you think that you meet any of the requirements above, AZ STaR is looking for you.  Please contact us immediately.  For more information, please read the attached Membership Guide as it provides additional information regarding Membership with AZ STaR.

 

Membership Guide Rev. Aug 16, 2012