Canine Search and Recovery, Inc. – an International Organization (CSAR), was incorporated in the fall of 1996. The purpose of the organization is to provide training, networking and education for search dog handlers and to promote the increased use of search dogs in all aspects of detection. CSAR has been granted non profit status from the Internal Revenue Service.
All breeds and types of search dogs are represented in CSAR’s membership. Not only are there the traditional bloodhounds, labs and shepherds – but malinois, rottweilers, dachshunds and mixed breeds are counted among the canines who own CSAR members.
Search work done by CSAR dog/handler teams cover all aspects of search and detection included but not limited to missing persons, evidence recovery, arson, and cadaver detection and recovery.