Would you like to join our team?
Do you Live near or are in driving distance of Broome, Tioga, Delaware or Chenango Counties in NY? We are currently seeking dedicated individuals who would like to be a part of what we do.
for more information contact our director Patti Thompson via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 570-395-3446
We are always accepting new volunteers for K9 Handlers . Training is provided on team, free of charge. Becoming a K9 handler is a lengthy process that can take years to accomplish. K9 handlers are on call for searches 24/7. Equipment and travel expenses can be costly.
Dogs- Typically need to be under 3 years old to qualify for training. Due to the physical and mental aspects of training the dogs , most handlers acquire a new dog or puppy specifically for search and rescue.
K9 Handlers typically go into the field with one or two flankers . A K9 Flanker provides support for the K9 and Handler when in the field. Duties may include but are not limited to Navigation, carrying gear, first-aid, and looking for clues. All training is provided for free on team or through the New York State Federation of Search and Rescue.
Public Relations/Social Media/Blogger
We are currently seeking a dog loving enthusiastic person who is experienced with social media, blogging, rss-feeds, you tube, twitter..ect
We are currently seeking someone to help us document trainings through photography and video
Communication/Coordination at trainings/events
Would you like to help, aren’t interested or physically able to go into the woods? we are currently seeking members to help coordinate trainings and help with events. Preferably, someone with background in coordination and communication or Any job that has involved coordinating several people’s activities in real time.
There is no greater feeling then helping to save someone’s life or bring home a missing love one to their family. However, becoming involved in search and rescue and particularly K9 search and rescue is a major commitment.
The majority of people who contact us wanting to become involved with search dogs don’t last beyond the first training session once they see what’s involved. For that reason we require all perspective members to observe at least two training sessions prior to filling out the application and deciding to commit to the team.
While the team does offset some expenses through fund raising, the majority of the costs associated with transportation to searches and trainings, obtaining the required equipment, paying conference fees,.. etc all fall to the individual team members. Additionally, team members are required to attend the majority of our biweekly training sessions. If you decide to work a dog, Often you’ll be required to receive your training prior to getting a dog for SAR. Typically you will need to get a new puppy specifically for search and rescue rather then using an older pet dog. With dog training you will be expected to train on your own in between the bi weekly training sessions.
If you’re still interested please contact our director Patti Thompson via email email@example.com or phone 570-395-3446
Amigo Search and Rescue Dogs is entirely funded by donations. We do not receive any aid from any other agency. Your monetary donations will be used to help us purchase new radios, GPS units and other equipment that can make the difference in the field to save a life. Donations also go for educating searchers and K-9s in the latest search techniques. Please send monetary donations to:Amigo Search and Rescue Dogs
1862 Coburn Hill Rd
Warren Center PA 18851