2012 ACE Honorees The American Kennel Club is proud to announce the Recipients and Honorable Mentions for the 2012 AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). Established in 2000, ACE has become a valuable public-outreach program for the AKC as well as a source of pride among the fancy and the dog community. The […]
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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. […]
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 […]
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? * […]
Tim Hacker/Tribune Tempe Town Lake search The Tempe Fire Department searches in Tempe Town Lake after dogs from Arizona Search Track and Rescue found the scent of a missing person Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. By Dan Zeiger, TribuneEast Valley Tribune With a police dive team in the water behind him, Jerry “Kelly”Snyder stood […]
Peoria Dog Collars National Award for Rescue Work By NICK COTE, DAILY NEWS-SUNYour West Valley Through a mix of hard work, dedication and some anonymous fans, Keahi, a 7-year-old Belgian Tervuren and her owner Kristi Smith won the American Kennel Club’s Award for Canine Excellence in the search and rescue category. Smith, a professional dog […]
About Arizona Search Track & Rescue
In Arizona and throughout the nation, trained Search And Rescue (SAR) teams and (SAR) dog teams have consistently proven themselves as a valuable resource to the emergency services community and local law enforcement agencies when confronted with searching urban, wilderness and desert areas as well as locating victims of drowning.
Arizona Search Track and Rescue, Inc. (AZ STaR) was formed to provide to the public, trained airscent and trailing dog/handler teams to assist in locating lost or missing persons. AZ STaR also has dog/handler teams specially trained in Alzheimer’s, cadaver and evidence searches.