Greater Houston Search Dogs is a 501(C)(3) volunteer not-for-profit search dog
organization on call 24 hours a day to assist law enforcement and emergency
service agencies in locating lost or missing persons. We are committed to
training and education in order to provide efficient dogs and handlers to the
community. We believe in the use of positive reinforcement in the training of
our dogs. We do not work with aggressive animals, only those that are "people
friendly." The specific purposes of the organization are:
- To furnish highly-trained volunteer teams of dogs and dog handlers for search and rescue work for the benefit and welfare of the community.
- To organize and support the continuing education and training of dogs, dog handlers, and support personnel in accepted search and rescue methods.
- To increase public awareness of search and rescue trained dogs by providing informational and educational programs and demonstrations to institutions, agencies, and community organizations.
If you are law enforcement or emergency services and would like to see how the dogs
work prior to using GHSD, contact us at 832-524-6838.
We will give a talk and video presentation to your agency about the different
types of search dogs and how to utilize our resources effectively. There will
be a demo with search dogs showing their abilities.
We do not charge for our
services and provide references from other LE agencies.