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Review for Arkansas Search Dog Association Inc, Little Rock, AR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I would like to say I am a volunteer for the Arkansas Search Dog Association, but the truth is, I didn't have the grit to stay the course with this dedicated organization. Training sessions happen almost every week for several hours at a time, and the group is passionate about their mission, and their dogs. I did go to a few sessions and was amazed at what I saw. Dogs given a scent at a building on the south side of the Arkansas River were able to track a volunteer across a bridge to a stop on the north side --- crazy! Even my fat beagle did fairly well, but not like the highly trained dogs like John D, who I swear should be on CSI. These volunteers regularly drop everything to search for missing people, sometimes in horrible conditions, and have to be knowledgable to work with law enforcement and sensitive to the family members of those who are lost. I've also been following the work the dogs are doing with cancer research. How amazing is that?!? We are learning so much from our canine companions, and organizations like Arkansas Search Dog Association Inc., are proof that they may be the key to exciting new developments in medical research and law enforcement.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to promote their activities more and develop funding for better training tools.

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Role:  General Member of the Public