Los Angeles Search Dogs (LASD) was founded in 1985 and is an all volunteer search team for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The Team uses trained dogs to search for lost persons in wilderness and urban areas. The dogs are also trained to search for cadavers in avalanches, collapsed and burned buildings, and also for drowning victims.
Search and Rescue K-9 receive 60-100 calls a year from the Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies and work only for law enforcement agencies, fire departments and the State Office of Emergency Services.
The team is an all volunteer and on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.