Welcome to SARDA Ireland

Dedicated to the training and deployment of Air Scenting Search and Rescue Dogs, SARDA Ireland’s objective is to assist in the search and rescue of missing persons on the hills or wherever they may be.

SARDA Ireland is a voluntary 999 / 112 emergency search and rescue organisation concerned with the training, assessment and deployment of Air Scenting Search and Rescue Dogs to search for missing persons. Our dog teams, which consist of the handler and their dog, search anywhere in Ireland and are effective in the mountains, woodlands, rural and urban areas, waterways and seashore, as well as in locating accident or disaster victims.

Search And Rescue Dog Association (Ireland) was set up in 1987 as a Registered Charity (No. 11172) and is a member of Mountain Rescue Ireland www.mountainrescue.ie and NSARDA (National Search And Rescue Dog Association) in the UK www.nsarda.org.uk which comprises SARDA organisations in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

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Sunday 9th August 2020, 11:50

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

**Callout 29**

SARDA were called out last night at 02:40 to assist in the search for a missing person in the Fenor area of Co. Waterford. By 04:30 there were three SARDA dog teams as well as South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association members involved in the search. The search continued throughout the night and into the morning. Thankfully, the missing person turned up safely just before 9am. Dog teams returned home tired but happy that the missing person was found safe and well.

Have a read of a press article here:
www.breakingnews.ie/discover/rescue-dogs-work-overnight-to-locate-missing-person-1013602.html#.Xz...

Other agencies involved
An Garda Síochána
Tramore Coast Guard Unit
Rescue 117
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**Callout 29**

SARDA were called out last night at 02:40 to assist in the search for a missing person in the Fenor area of Co. Waterford. By 04:30 there were three SARDA dog teams as well as South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association members involved in the search. The search continued throughout the night and into the morning. Thankfully, the missing person turned up safely just before 9am. Dog teams returned home tired but happy that the missing person was found safe and well.

Have a read of a press article here:
https://www.breakingnews.ie/discover/rescue-dogs-work-overnight-to-locate-missing-person-1013602.html#.XzAzM7jxMO8.whatsapp

Other agencies involved
An Garda Síochána
Tramore Coast Guard Unit
Rescue 117Image attachmentImage attachment

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Well done to all the search teams involved

Well done to everyone involved. 🤩🤩🐕🐕

Well done everyone and every dog. Thank you.

Well done all

Good evening to the mountain rescue I hope you're all ok hope you're enjoying your rescue I wish I can't wait to I come there all this outbreak it's over so I can do some training with you on the mountain rescue team hope you're ok give my love to everyone on the rescue and I hope this covid-19 virus goes away soon so I can come and do training with you goodbye

Great job everyone!!! 👍

Well done folks.....

Fair play to you all 👏

Well done to you all 👏👏👏

Great effort guys/girls

Clearly, Such a valuable service.

❤🐾❤🐾❤

Well done 👍🏻

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Saturday 25th July 2020, 10:05

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
*Callout 27 and 28*

SARDA Ireland had a busy day yesterday. 

Yesterday morning we were tasked to search for a high risk missing person in Co. Limerick. Two of our search dog teams were en route when the missing person was found safe and well. 

Late last night, we were tasked again by An Garda Síochána to a missing persons incident in the Waterford area where 2 children had been reported missing. 2 of our dog teams responded to the callout, and just as the first team arrived on scene, the 2 missing children were found safe and well by the AGS.

Other agencies involved in last night’s search:
South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association
Bonmahon Coast Guard

It is common to be stood down en route to missing person search as the missing person is found quickly. This is the best possible news when responding to a search as the sooner a person is found, the higher the probability that they are found safe and well as they have not been exposed to the elements for long.

A successful outcome in both cases.

*Callout 27 and 28*

SARDA Ireland had a busy day yesterday.

Yesterday morning we were tasked to search for a high risk missing person in Co. Limerick. Two of our search dog teams were en route when the missing person was found safe and well.

Late last night, we were tasked again by An Garda Síochána to a missing persons incident in the Waterford area where 2 children had been reported missing. 2 of our dog teams responded to the callout, and just as the first team arrived on scene, the 2 missing children were found safe and well by the AGS.

Other agencies involved in last night’s search:
South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association
Bonmahon Coast Guard

It is common to be stood down en route to missing person search as the missing person is found quickly. This is the best possible news when responding to a search as the sooner a person is found, the higher the probability that they are found safe and well as they have not been exposed to the elements for long.

A successful outcome in both cases.
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Brilliant outcomes.. and hugely appreciate the effort you guys put in (both in training and on callouts)!! Thank you all so much.. ❤️

Well done too all involved fantastic outcome

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Sunday 19th July 2020, 16:53

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Well done to Trainee Search Dog Croía who passed her obedience test last week with flying colours! 🏆🐾

Each of our dogs must pass an obedience test and a stock test to become an official SARDA Green Tag (training) dog. Croía and her handler Niall Devery are one step closer to earning that tag, and we are sure that she will do excellent in her Stock Test also.

Isn't she a good girl?! 🙌
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Well done to Trainee Search Dog Croía who passed her obedience test last week with flying colours! 🏆🐾

Each of our dogs must pass an obedience test and a stock test to become an official SARDA Green Tag (training) dog. Croía and her handler Niall Devery are one step closer to earning that tag, and we are sure that she will do excellent in her Stock Test also. 

Isnt she a good girl?! 🙌

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Well done!! Beautiful dog!

Not only is she a good girl, she is a fabulous girl too. Rescue workers including dogs are incredible <3

Well done trainee Search Dog Croía for passing her obedience test. I guess handler Niall Devery had something to do with that. 👏👏👏

I admire your work so much.You provide a very essential sevice .Thnak you for your dedication

Well done Niall and your gorgeous Croia.

What a beauty 🥰 best of luck to Croia and her handler

Well done sweetheart beautiful girl xxxx

Good job Niall. An important milestone behind you.

Beautiful pup with a beautiful name.

Well done I remember Bonzo passing his obedience and stock test many years ago...best of luck going forward

What a beautiful 🐕 ❤️😘😍 well done Croia X 💙💚🇨🇮🙏

Great job Niall 👍

Beautiful, well done 👌💕🐾🐾

Super looking dog. 🤔

Well done Croía 👏👏👏

I’m interested in the collar. Is it one of those broad Agitation Collars with a handle please?

Great effort well done team

Well done Croia 👏

Gustavo Brás até na Irlanda escolhem uma raça de excelência 😉

Filipe Fonseca verifica os testes e o percurso de aprendizagem 😉

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*Callout 27 and 28*

SARDA Ireland had a busy day yesterday. 

Yesterday morning we were tasked to search for a high risk missing person in Co. Limerick. Two of our search dog teams were en route when the missing person was found safe and well. 

Late last night, we were tasked again by An Garda Síochána to a missing persons incident in the Waterford area where 2 children had been reported missing. 2 of our dog teams responded to the callout, and just as the first team arrived on scene, the 2 missing children were found safe and well by the AGS.

Other agencies involved in last night’s search:
South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association
Bonmahon Coast Guard

It is common to be stood down en route to missing person search as the missing person is found quickly. This is the best possible news when responding to a search as the sooner a person is found, the higher the probability that they are found safe and well as they have not been exposed to the elements for long.

A successful outcome in both cases.

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