National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
Dogs are rescued and trained to be placed with lifetime handlers
68 of the 112 FEMA search and rescue dogs across the country are SDF trained dogs
SDF dogs found 12 survivors following the Haitian hurricane — that's the most live rescues in one setting
It costs $10,000 to find, train and pair each search dog with a handler, and all costs are covered by the Foundation
SDF has trained and paired more than 130 dog/ handler partners
What’s the Business Problem?
Search dog rescues are a miraculous feat that happens far more often than we realize,
but the Foundation only comes to mind when natural disasters and large-scale tragedies strike.
Entice people to give money throughout the year by making the Search Dog Foundation
a less situational brand.
Millennials, married or single, with pet dogs
These pet owners don’t have their own children yet, but their dogs occupy almost as much of their time as a child would
Pet parents don’t mind spending a little extra money for the one they love
Rescuing dogs is on the rise with this demographic
They're highly motivated by causes that can easily relate back to them
Right now, the Foundation focuses on educating people about how they train the dogs and handlers and less about the tangible, emotional stories that come out of their training facility. Whether it’s large-scale disasters or a single missing persons case, the dogs trained at SDF bring joy to many, not just their own families.