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Kitsap County
Search Dogs

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Kitsap County Search Dogs is a unit of professional volunteers under the Department of Emergency Management.  Our mission is to provide trained canine teams to assist the Sheriff in locating missing persons.  Teams are ready to respond at all times of day in all types of weather.

Kitsap County Search Dogs has several different speciality teams, which are called out when in need by the Kitsap County Sheriff. Dogs, with their keen sense of smell and intelligence, are a huge asset to a search effort.  It takes patience, dedication and hundreds of hours to become an effective canine search team.  An effective search team also relies on numerous support people to get the job done.

We are looking for neighbors with the skills, dedication and a desire to serve the Kitsap community in a meaningful way.  Does that describe you?  Consider joining us today!

Upcoming Events

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Calendar of Events

See where Kitsap County Search Dogs will be participating in local community events.

What's New


Kitsap County Search Dogs, Olympic Mountain Rescue and Washington Explorer Search and Rescue Kitsap Unit will be hosting the award-winning and locally produced film ‘Where the Rope Ends’ at SEEFilm Cinemas in downtown Bremerton at 6 p.m. on April 25.

This will be a great opportunity to meet each of the teams, learn more about what we do, and how you can support our mission. There will be a fundraising raffle, which will include items from outdoor gear companies and local businesses.

All proceeds from this event will be distributed evenly to all 3 search and rescue organizations.

To purchase your ticket scan the QR code below or visit our event page at

We hope you'll join us! 

Training Snapshots

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