Search Dogs Buckinghamshire

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We are a team of professional volunteers from all walks of life who love dogs. Our main role is to assist Thames Valley Police in their search for missing and vulnerable people within Buckinghamshire.

Our volunteers find that working with their dogs in this way is very rewarding and strengthens the bond they already have with their dogs.

We use our expertise to search for missing people, both children and adults, who might be vulnerable - perhaps suffering from dementia or other conditions, or despondent. Most missing people are found very quickly after being reported missing, but sometimes additional resources such as ours are called upon by the police to extend their capabilities.

All our dogs are well loved family pets that are highly trained to search for human scent. They are very effective when searching rural areas and woodland being able to cover large areas of ground very quickly. The ultimate goal of both dog and handler is to locate the missing person and reunite them with their family.