Search Dog Maya and handler Conor begin their operational career

Search Dog Maya and handler Conor

Congratulations to Search Dog Maya and handler Conor for passing their Level 2 Search Dog Assessment. Search Dog Maya will deploy to search for vulnerable missing people in Hampshire and the surrounding counties.

Passing the assessment and qualifying as a Level 2 Search Dog Handler means the world to me. (Search Dog) Maya making one find would make all the hundreds of hours of training worth it. Deploying with Hampshire Search & Rescue Dogs to search for vulnerable missing people and bringing loved ones home is why we volunteer.

Conor Thorne, Dog Handler, Hampshire Search & Rescue Dogs

Photo: Search Dog Maya and Dog Handler Conor Thorne

About Hampshire Search & Rescue Dogs

Hampshire Search & Rescue Dogs are a team of volunteers who can be called out by the police, coastguard or other emergency services to search for missing vulnerable people.
The dogs and their handlers, together with supporting search technicians, are trained and assessed to national standards. All operational members of the team are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The team is a registered charity (number 1114740).

Want to get involved?

To find out more about volunteer roles in the team visit Get Involved page

To support Hampshire Search & Rescue dogs with fundraising and donations visit Donate Page

Our operational dogs are powered by Burns Pet Nutrition #BackedbyBurns