Maine Search And Rescue Dogs (MESARD), founded in 1983, is a non-profit, all-volunteer K9 Search and Rescue group in Maine that supports search missions conducted by the Maine Warden Service, State Police, and other law enforcement agencies across Maine. A MESARD team consists of a K9 handler and a search dog that have completed extensive training and passed certifications. All MESARD teams comply with the Maine Association for Search and Rescue standards.

Mission Statement

Maine Search And Rescue Dogs (MESARD) is a non-profit organization that provides official agencies in the State of Maine and the Northeast region with trained and certified volunteer search and rescue dog teams that aid and assist in the recovery of missing persons. To accomplish this, MESARD teams will strive to maintain high levels of competence, professionalism, public service and ethics.