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Wednesday 17th February 2021, 20:40

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Galway Mountain Rescue Team are recruiting! One of our qualified air scenting handlers is a member of GMRT, and dogs Syd (air-scenting qualified) and Shadow (trailing trainee) are often found at GMRT events!

Galway Mountain Rescue Team are recruiting! One of our qualified air scenting handlers is a member of GMRT, and dogs Syd (air-scenting qualified) and Shadow (trailing trainee) are often found at GMRT events!Do you want to serve your local community and save lives as part of a dedicated voluntary frontline service? If you can stay safe on rugged upland terrain regardless of weather conditions or time of day, then we want to hear from you. APPLY NOW: bit.ly/3tZweP2 ... See MoreSee Less

Monday 15th February 2021, 17:11

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Kent Search & Rescue Dogs - Nsarda Kent give a great glimpse of what our search dogs do! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป ... See MoreSee Less

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Luke Hitchman

Tuesday 9th February 2021, 11:28

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

๐ŸคฉPUPPY UPDATE NO. 1 - Hunter๐Ÿคฉ

A number of SARDA Ireland handlers have new puppies and we thought that you all would like to hear a little about them! We will share some info over the coming days/weeks.

Hunter is a sproker (springer cocker spaniel mix) that has big hopes to be a trailing search dog one day! Sprokers are high-energy dogs and Hunter has been directing his energy into learning scent discrimination, an important skill for any trailing dog!

Hunter's owners are members of Bonmahon Coast Guard, and have been busy training him whilst also responding to coast guard callouts.

His owners say he is quite helpful, he has helped with painting the house, and even does his fair share of homeschooling the kids, (although his lessons seem to focus on understanding scent movement in wind๐Ÿ˜…).

He is very obedient, and exercises within his 5km! Good Boy Hunter!๐Ÿ™Œ

We can't wait to see what is in store for Hunter in the future! ๐Ÿ‘
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What a cute puppy! An A for effort for this good boy for helping paint the house ๐Ÿ˜…

We're all so looking forward seeing Hunter grow up to being a SARDA Dog ๐Ÿ• some day. We'll do everything that we can to make that happen for Hunter. Even teaching him to climb ๐Ÿ˜„

We were bodies for a day over a year ago with plans to train two collie pups for SAR. Not long after one of our pups Rogue was stolen and we never got her back ๐Ÿ˜“

Good luck Hunter ๐Ÿ‘‹

Thursday 4th February 2021, 8:57

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐——๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€: โ‚ฌ๐Ÿฐ,๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

SARDA Ireland would like to thank everyone who donated, created Birthday fundraisers, or entered our donation competition in 2020. Your support has enabled us to respond to missing person searches across Ireland, and for that, we are truly grateful.

If you would like to donate, please click the button below, or consider selecting us as your charity of choice for your Facebook Birthday Fundraiser in 2021. ๐ŸŽ‚

Stay safe, keep well, and thank you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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Tuesday 26th January 2021, 17:23

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** CALLOUT 7 **

SARDA Ireland were tasked to assist in the search for a missing man in the Kilmaley area earlier today. 

As dog team Gerry and Fia were responding to the callout, the missing man was found safe and well.

Having spent over 24 hours outdoors, the elderly man was found by a member of the public and later transported to University Hospital Limerick for assessment. Itโ€™s understood that he is suffering from hypothermia but is otherwise in good health.

Well done to the public who assisted and all the agencies involved including:
An Garda Sรญochรกna
Rescue 115
Clare Civil Defence
Doolin Coast Guard
Irish Coast Guard Kilkee Unit

** CALLOUT 7 **

SARDA Ireland were tasked to assist in the search for a missing man in the Kilmaley area earlier today.

As dog team Gerry and Fia were responding to the callout, the missing man was found safe and well.

Having spent over 24 hours outdoors, the elderly man was found by a member of the public and later transported to University Hospital Limerick for assessment. Itโ€™s understood that he is suffering from hypothermia but is otherwise in good health.

Well done to the public who assisted and all the agencies involved including:
An Garda Sรญochรกna
Rescue 115
Clare Civil Defence
Doolin Coast Guard
Irish Coast Guard Kilkee Unit
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Wonderful to hear good news thank God. Beautiful Dog.

Is that Fia? She's so adult looking and all grown up now.

Great news. Well done to all involved.

Good job

Well done Gerry & FIA

you guys certainly are busy

Great work!๐Ÿ™Œ

Well done ๐Ÿ‘

Well done ๐Ÿ‘

bless you all well done glad the gentlemen is doing OK

Well done all

Well done you guys.

Well done

Well done to you all. ๐Ÿฅฐ

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Sunday 24th January 2021, 13:20

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** CALLOUT 6 **

Sarda Ireland have been tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna to a callout in Co. Waterford.

** UPDATE **
Dog teams stood down, missing person found safe and well.

** CALLOUT 6 **

Sarda Ireland have been tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna to a callout in Co. Waterford.

** UPDATE **
Dog teams stood down, missing person found safe and well.
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Stay safe

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Thanks for everything ye all do. ๐Ÿฅฐ Stay safe.๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•‍๐Ÿฆบ๐Ÿฅฐ

God speed!!!

Keep safe folks

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Saturday 23rd January 2021, 19:58

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** CALLOUT 4 - UPDATE *

After an extensive multi-agency search over the last 10 days involving voluntary search and rescue services, the Irish Coast Guard and An Garda Sรญochรกna and members of the public, the missing woman has been recovered from the River Blackwater. We would like to send our condolences to her family, friends and the local community. 

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** CALLOUT 4 - UPDATE *

After an extensive multi-agency search over the last 10 days involving voluntary search and rescue services, the Irish Coast Guard and An Garda Sรญochรกna and members of the public, the missing woman has been recovered from the River Blackwater. We would like to send our condolences to her family, friends and the local community.

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So say us ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Thank you all for everything you have done for us here in Kilworth over the past 10 days. You all worked tirelessly in such awful conditions for hours each day and always remained professional, positive and above all...kind. Thank you for everything you have done โค๏ธ

Condolences to the family and many thanks to all involved in the search.

RIP ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป. Well done to all involved in the search !

Outstanding effort from all agencies. Well done to all involved, and condolences to the family and friends

You guys are amazing. Thank you & your dogs for all your efforts during this search. It was a pleasure to talk with you today.

Well done all involved for your commitment.

So sad....may she rest in peace. Thinking of her family and friends at this time.

Well done all involved ๐Ÿ‘. May She Rest In Peace.

RIP

Bless you for all the hard work you do RIP

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God bless you all in everything you do. Thank you for everything you have done for our community over the past 10 days. Everyone is inspired by your member's commitment and dedication.

Rest in peace

RIP

Rip

Rip. Well done to all involved.

Great job team!

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Sunday 17th January 2021, 8:57

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** CALLOUT 5 **

At approx. 12.30am this morning SARDA Ireland were contacted by An Garda Sรญochรกna Macroom and tasked to a missing vulnerable child in the west Cork area. ร‰adaoin with Search Dog Murphy and Mick with Search Dog Ziggy responded with Jean as dog support. 

We were stood down en route at approx 2.30am when the missing child was thankfully found safe and well a number of miles from home by a neighbour. Both dog teams were home by 5am. Also involved in the search was Rescue 115

** CALLOUT 5 **

At approx. 12.30am this morning SARDA Ireland were contacted by An Garda Sรญochรกna Macroom and tasked to a missing vulnerable child in the west Cork area. ร‰adaoin with Search Dog Murphy and Mick with Search Dog Ziggy responded with Jean as dog support.

We were stood down en route at approx 2.30am when the missing child was thankfully found safe and well a number of miles from home by a neighbour. Both dog teams were home by 5am. Also involved in the search was Rescue 115
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Well done all

Well done to all thankfully the child was found safe and well.

Well done Ziggy and Jean

God bless all involved that give of their time.

Well done, brilliant outcome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

I heard the helicopter going over the house! Well done team

Well done everyone what beautiful eyes ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ’•

Well done to everyone ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฅฐ

Well done to all concerned ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Well done all ๐Ÿ‘

Well done...Great work..

Caitriona O Donoghue no better dog ๐Ÿฅฐ

Thank you all. โค๏ธ

Thank you

Thank you for what you do

Well done team

Thank God all went well

Thank god ๐Ÿ™

Well done all

Thank god the child was found safe, well done to all

Happy outcome thankfully. Well done all.

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Thursday 14th January 2021, 9:42

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** Callout 4 **

At approx. 6pm yesterday evening SARDA was tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna Fermoy to a missing persons incident in the Cork area. Two dog teams Eadaoin and Murphy and Sean and Cody responded with three more members Adrian, Edwin, Jean and Dorothy as dog team support.

The dog teams searched farmland, riverbank and roadside until we were stood down for the night at approx. 10.30pm. The search continues this morning and SARDA remain on standby to assist.

Many thanks to the local land owners for giving permission to search their lands.

Also in attendance:
An Garda Sรญochรกna Dog Unit
Irish Search Dogs
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** Callout 4 **

At approx. 6pm yesterday evening SARDA was tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna Fermoy to a missing persons incident in the Cork area. Two dog teams Eadaoin and Murphy and Sean and Cody responded with three more members Adrian, Edwin, Jean and Dorothy as dog team support.

The dog teams searched farmland, riverbank and roadside until we were stood down for the night at approx. 10.30pm. The search continues this morning and SARDA remain on standby to assist.

Many thanks to the local land owners for giving permission to search their lands.

Also in attendance:
An Garda Sรญochรกna Dog Unit
Irish Search Dogs
Blackwater Sub Aqua Club
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Wednesday 13th January 2021, 20:40

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** Callout 4 **

Dog teams responding to a search this evening in Co. Cork.

** Callout 4 **

Dog teams responding to a search this evening in Co. Cork.
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Keep safe

Stay safe guys and dogsโค

Busy busy, stay safe.

Stay safe

Stay safe

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Wednesday 13th January 2021, 14:33

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

** Callout 3 **

SARDA Ireland were tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna at approx. 5pm yesterday evening to a missing persons incident in Co. Kerry. 3 dog teams responded Eadaoin and Murphy, Mick and Ziggy, and Louise and Lyla. Our first dog team arrived on scene shortly after 8pm. Dog teams searched forestry, farmland, bog and roadside areas in poor visibility and deteriorating weather conditions until around midnight. Dog teams were supported by SARDA members Adrian, Edwin and Jean.

Two dog teams returned this morning (Mick and Ziggy and Gerry and Fia) to continue the search. Sadly, the missing person was located deceased by a member of AGS. Our sincere condolences to the missing persons family, friends and neighbours.

Ar dheis Dรฉ go raibh a n-anamacha

Other units in attendance:
An Garda Sรญochรกna Dog Unit
Irish Search Dogs
Ballybunion Coast Guard
Ballybunion Sea & Cliff Rescue Service
Glenderry Coastguard
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Well done to everyone involved and the incredible doggies ye are amazing. Condolences to the family may they rest in peace.

Well done people unfortunately not all rescues are successful rip to the deceased And there families ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Well done guys .rip to the casualty involved..condolences to family members

Well done all, condolences to the family of the deceased.

Well done to all involved . Condolences to the family and friends , members at this moment. ๐Ÿ™

Well done. May they rest in peace

R.I.P. Well done people

Well done to all agencies involved, Rip

R I P

Well done to all our friends in SARDA.

Well done all, condolences to the family of the deceased.

Well done to all involved, condolences to the family

Well done all, great service on a horrible night. Condolences to the family of the deceased.

Ye tried very hard to find this person well done to everyone and doggies involved. Condolences to the family of the deceased

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Wednesday 13th January 2021, 12:50

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

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Tuesday 12th January 2021, 19:09

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
SARDA dog teams are responding to a callout in Co. Kerry. Details to follow.

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Please god all will be OK

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Stay safe.

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Monday 11th January 2021, 20:19

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

** Callout 2 **

Handler Mick and Search Dog Ziggy responded alongside South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association last Saturday in Galteemore to assist a lone female walker who got into difficulty.

Well done to all involved for braving the dark cold conditions to respond.

South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association
Callout no four 2021. On Saturday evening we received a call at 17:50 from the Gardaí regarding a lone female walker descending from Galteemore who got disoriented in the dark. First search party reached walker at 20:20 All team members including SARDA Dog Ziggy & handler Mick plus the missing person safely off the hill by 9.30. This Sunday evening we just had a callout no five near Cahir. More to follow on that. Please take care as these winter conditions can be very challenging and dangerous.
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Well done Michael and Ziggy.

Monday 11th January 2021, 19:44

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Annual statistics below for Mountain Rescue Ireland teams, which includes SARDA Ireland. 

Well done to all our fellow MRI teams for their hard work and dedication throughout a complicated year. 

We ask all our followers to adhere to public health guidance, and not to head outside of their comfort zone if they are lucky enough to have mountains or upland areas within their 5km. Be prepared, plan ahead and have a means of contacting help should you need it.

Annual statistics below for Mountain Rescue Ireland teams, which includes SARDA Ireland.

Well done to all our fellow MRI teams for their hard work and dedication throughout a complicated year.

We ask all our followers to adhere to public health guidance, and not to head outside of their comfort zone if they are lucky enough to have mountains or upland areas within their 5km. Be prepared, plan ahead and have a means of contacting help should you need it.MRI 2020 annual statistics - 345 callouts in 2020 across all mountain rescue teams. This is an increase of 15 from 2019.
As lockdowns requirements changed, callouts increased, this can be seen when each quarter is compared to the previous year:
2019: 2020:
Q1; 75 Q1; 61
Q2; 95 Q2; 57
Q3; 103 Q3; 137
Q4; 57 Q4; 90

*SARDA Ireland (Search and rescue dog association) are part of MRI, their work can potentially be in response to missing persons etc. The figure in the info graphic (fatalities) reflects a combination of SARDA incidents and MRI incidents.
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Wednesday 6th January 2021, 20:46

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** Callout 1 **

Our first callout of 2021, SEMRA provide the details so well below. Search Dog Murph enjoyed a more relaxed callout after her find in our last search of 2020. 

Well done to all involved today. Remember to stay within your 5km and if heading to the hills or woodlands, be prepared and have a means of contacting help should you require it. 

Stay safe.Image attachmentImage attachment

** Callout 1 **

Our first callout of 2021, SEMRA provide the details so well below. Search Dog Murph enjoyed a more relaxed callout after her find in our last search of 2020.

Well done to all involved today. Remember to stay within your 5km and if heading to the hills or woodlands, be prepared and have a means of contacting help should you require it.

Stay safe.Callout to Clogheen, County Tipperary.

At 14:30 today South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a male walker who got disorientated while walking in a wooded area above the village of Clogheen at the foot of the Knockmealdown Mountains. After communicating with the walker, SEMRA were able to pinpoint the geographical location of the walker and SEMRA team members supported by Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland) dog Murphy and handler Eadaoin made their way to the meet the walker. The walker was well equipped with warm clothes, food and a hot drink, a battery pack to charge a mobile phone, and an emergency shelter and was able to keep himself comfortable despite the cold weather, until help arrived. SEMRA team members met with the tired and grateful walker and escorted him to the team vehicle “Romeo”. The walker was brought safely to their car and all SEMRA, SARDA and AGS team members were off site by 17:45. A positive outcome for all involved.
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bless them those ears ๐Ÿค—xx

Good girl Murph โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿถ

Tuesday 29th December 2020, 10:53

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Our Murph ๐Ÿฅฐ From rescued to rescuer! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ... See MoreSee Less

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Excellent people with their excellent dogs.

Excellent team work guys Great to see rescue dogs doing fantastic work

What a beautiful and hard working doggo. Murph <3

Monday 28th December 2020, 11:04

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 40**

SARDA Ireland were tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna yesterday morning to a missing person search in the Old Head of Kinsale area. Louise and Layla, and ร‰adaoin and Murphy responded to the callout with Mick and Ziggy and Gerry and Fia on standby.

Sadly, the missing person was recovered by Rescue 117 as part of an intricate recovery operation.

Our condolences to the friends and family of the deceased. Ar dheis Dรฉ go raibh a n-anamacha.

Other agencies involved:
Irish Coast Guard - Old Head of Kinsale
National Ambulance Service (NAS)
RNLI Kinsale

**CALLOUT 40**

SARDA Ireland were tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna yesterday morning to a missing person search in the Old Head of Kinsale area. Louise and Layla, and ร‰adaoin and Murphy responded to the callout with Mick and Ziggy and Gerry and Fia on standby.

Sadly, the missing person was recovered by Rescue 117 as part of an intricate recovery operation.

Our condolences to the friends and family of the deceased. Ar dheis Dรฉ go raibh a n-anamacha.

Other agencies involved:
Irish Coast Guard - Old Head of Kinsale
National Ambulance Service (NAS)
RNLI Kinsale
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Condolences to the family of the deceased. May they rest in peace.

Thank you to all involved. Condolences to the bereaved family. May the deceased rest in peace.

God bless you on your final journey. Thank you to all at Sarda & the call out teams for your services.

Condolences to the family. Thank you for your services

Well done fm limerick city condolences Rip๐Ÿ’”โค๏ธโค๏ธ

So sorry for the family of the deceased. RIP

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Saturday 26th December 2020, 10:40

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

**CALLOUT 39 - DOG FIND**

At 21.34 on Christmas night, SARDA were tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna Tipperary to a missing persons incident. The missing person was in his 50's and was last seen leaving his accommodation earlier that morning. Dog teams Eadaoin & Murphy and Mick & Ziggy responded with Adrian as dog team support.

Eadaoin and Murphy arrived on scene at 22.30 with Mick and Ziggy arriving shortly after. At 23.34 the missing person was located by dog team Eadaoin and Murphy. SARDA wish to convey our sincere condolences to the missing persons family and friends.

SARDA would like to thank South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association who assisted with extracting the casualty from the location. SARDA would also like to thank The Gardai in Tipperary for their management of the search and for providing some much needed coffees and food to our handlers before they returned home.

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Other agencies involved;
Rescue 117
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Sad news but at least closure for the family of the deceased. RIP.

Well done to all involved in the search. Condolences to the family and friends of tne person.

Thank you to all involved. Condolences to the bereaved family.

Deepest condolences to family and friends of the deceased person. Love you Murphy for finding this person.. and for bringing some comfort to those left behind!! โค๏ธ

Very sad r.i.p ๐Ÿ™ condolences to his family

Condolences to the family. Thank you to everyone involved, truly caring people.

Well Done SARDA and SEMRA. Condolences to the Family and Friends affected.

Great work team and our sincere condolences to all the missing person’s family and friends from Search And Rescue Dog Association - SARDA Ireland North ๐Ÿฅฒ

Very sad news for the family invlovled. Yee are an amazing crew who drop everything to help families in need. X

Sincere condolences. Sad day for the family. Much respect to all the rescue team.

Great work and rip and condolences to the family involved

Condolences to the family rip thank you to everyone that helped so very sad

Thank you for reuniting the family and for the work you do. Thoughts and prayers with all .

It must have brought comfort to the family knowing you were there for them in their hour of need. Condolences to them in their sadness.

Rip, well done guys.

Great work. Congrats. Rip and condolences to the person and families involved

Well done again. My Condolences to family and friends. RIP.

Thank you to all hands,prayers to the family

A very sad outcome. Well done Eadaoin O'Gorman and Mick Grant for responding, and Éadaoin & Murphy for the find.

Great work ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•

Great effort well done

sorry i put the wrong emoji...(apologies ment to put the sad face) sincere condolences to the bereaved family at this difficult time

Well done and thanks for all you do.

๐Ÿ’” lovely man...

Congratulations to all!!!! I am glad to hear everyone is safe and sound.

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Saturday 26th December 2020, 0:48

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 39**

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Hope all will be safe.

Stay safe everyone

Friday 25th December 2020, 18:29

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Merry Christmas to all our followers and fellow voluntary and professional emergency services. Itโ€™s been quite a busy year, but our dogs are getting a chance to put their paws up and are hoping for a quiet few days with no callouts. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

Thank you all for your tremendous support ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฅณ
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Happy Christmas from chilly Norfolk ( my brother is one of your volunteer dogs bodies ).

Happy Christmas and New year guys...

Love it

Wednesday 23rd December 2020, 22:14

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

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Christmas donation made... Love your posts Merry Christmas and thank you for your work x

Wednesday 2nd December 2020, 22:36

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**Callout 37 and 38**

SARDA Ireland were tasked to two separate callouts today, one in Munster and one in Leinster. Details to follow.

If you would like to donate to our charity to help us continue our work across Ireland, please do so at:
https://www.facebook.com/SARDA.Ireland/posts/3471811709593092

**Callout 37 and 38**

SARDA Ireland were tasked to two separate callouts today, one in Munster and one in Leinster. Details to follow.

If you would like to donate to our charity to help us continue our work across Ireland, please do so at:
www.facebook.com/SARDA.Ireland/posts/3471811709593092
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Saturday 28th November 2020, 13:00

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Did you know that most of our searches do not happen in the mountains, but in lowland areas? 

If you would like to donate to our charity to help us continue our work across Ireland, please do so at:
https://www.facebook.com/SARDA.Ireland/posts/3471811709593092

Did you know that most of our searches do not happen in the mountains, but in lowland areas?

If you would like to donate to our charity to help us continue our work across Ireland, please do so at:
www.facebook.com/SARDA.Ireland/posts/3471811709593092
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Thursday 26th November 2020, 10:30

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Did you know what we have searched for over 180 missing people since 2016? 

If you would like to donate to our charity to help us continue our work across Ireland, please do so at:
https://www.facebook.com/SARDA.Ireland/posts/3471811709593092

Did you know what we have searched for over 180 missing people since 2016?

If you would like to donate to our charity to help us continue our work across Ireland, please do so at:
www.facebook.com/SARDA.Ireland/posts/3471811709593092
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Friday 20th November 2020, 19:51

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
3 years since Louise and Lyla and ร‰adaoin and Murphy qualified as air scenting search dog teams! They have 4 dog finds between both teams in that time and they have spent hours searching across Ireland for missing people! We are so proud of them! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

3 years since Louise and Lyla and ร‰adaoin and Murphy qualified as air scenting search dog teams! They have 4 dog finds between both teams in that time and they have spent hours searching across Ireland for missing people! We are so proud of them! ๐Ÿถ๐ŸถThose precious red tags. You can't buy them – you've got to earn them! ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done ladies๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Great work everyone

Fantastic.

Well done guys from a former member

Well done. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ˜€

Lovely photo Eadaoin Great work ladies ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

Well done.

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Monday 9th November 2020, 13:22

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

#๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ!! ๐Ÿคฉ ๐—–๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐˜€! ๐Ÿ•

Help SARDA Ireland respond to missing person searches across Ireland by donating to our charity!

Like many charities, our ability to fundraise has been impacted by restrictions, yet, as an essential service we continue to respond to callouts. To help us raise funds, we have kindly been offered a number of prizes from Fetch Media - Dog Portraits with a total value of over โ‚ฌ150!

๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐Ÿญ & ๐Ÿฎ: Custom dog portrait (digitally painted, printed and mounted in a card frame) [Value: โ‚ฌ50]
๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐Ÿฐ, ๐Ÿฑ & ๐Ÿฒ: โ‚ฌ20 voucher for Fetch Media

Simply follow the steps below to enter:
๐Ÿญ) ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ
๐Ÿฎ) ๐——๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—” ๐—œ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„. ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต โ‚ฌ๐Ÿฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ, ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜„ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ (โ‚ฌ๐Ÿฑ=๐Ÿญ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜†, โ‚ฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ=๐Ÿฎ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฐ.)
๐Ÿฏ) ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ด ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€!

Bonus Entry: Like the Fetch Media - Dog Portraits page for an additional entry on top of your donation!๐Ÿถ

Competition closes 4th December. Postage to Ireland or UK only.
Good Luck ๐Ÿ˜„
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Wow, over €627 raised so far! 2 days to go! Thank you everyone for your support and good luck in the competition! ๐Ÿ•

I'm so happy to support this brilliant organisation. Good luck everyone!

#sylvester_goes_walkies hopes that if he wins a cat portrait could be done. ๐Ÿฑ... So his hooman has been badgered to donate, which she is very happy to do so. VM Frde Robert Nelson Richard Gillespie

Catherine Lonergan, Ella Carty, Valerie Byrne, Therese Fitzgerald McBeath

Wonderful doggie prizes for a great cause๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿถ Niamh Esmonde Stephanie Prout Graziella Pellegrini

Done! Such a good idea and so much raised already! Well done!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Such great work ye do Paul McCaffrey Abbie Rice Andree O' Grady

Happy to support this great group Aongus McNamara Kate Jarvey Christine Yates

Great cause and amazing prizes!! Joseph Doherty Roisin McKee Margaret Anne Whoriskey

Happy to support and also have the opportunity to win this lovely prize Tara Collins Carmel Behan Fiona Nolan

Denise McGahon Celine King June Devaney

Seán Conor Tommy ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿšจ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿš

Freda Gorman Janine Keating Deirdre Elvin

Mary Smith Patricia Hodgins Pamela Begg Page liked Donation made Post shared

Vivienne Kane Adrienne Uí Ghaillín Melanie Toland JAnie Melvin very good cause and a chance to win a dog portrait ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿถ

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! Don't forget to share this post with your friends to help us raise even more money! Check out the pet portrait below of one of Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA Wales) qualified trailing dogs, Izzy Sherlock! Why not donate to see if you can win one of your own dog! (or cat ๐Ÿ˜…)

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Wednesday 4th November 2020, 12:58

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Doesnt Flame look great after her groom! With little bows to match her new trainee air-scenting dog tag! Flame is continuing to work towards becoming a qualified search dog with us, and we are excited to see her progress! Well done Winnie and Flame!Image attachment

Doesn't Flame look great after her groom! With little bows to match her new trainee air-scenting dog tag! Flame is continuing to work towards becoming a qualified search dog with us, and we are excited to see her progress! Well done Winnie and Flame!Flame was in last week. She received her tag as a trainee mountain rescue dog naturally I had to match bows to the tag.
๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉโ›ฐ๏ธโ›ฐ๏ธ

#doggrooming
#snipdoggydog
#mountainrescuedog
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Beautiful dog ๐Ÿ˜

OMG the little bows are too cute ๐Ÿ˜ congrats Winnie and Flame ๐Ÿ‘

Snip doggy dog

Monday 2nd November 2020, 11:13

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Welcome Cooper, SARDA Ireland's newest pup recruit!

Many of our followers will remember our post from last June about Bonnie, one of our trainee search dogs that died suddenly after a poisoning incident in the Knockmealdowns. Bonnie was a tragic loss for Jim, her handler, and a huge loss to the SARDA Ireland trailing dog team.

Although nothing will ever be able to replace Bonnie or take away the pain of losing a dog in such a way, we were so pleased to see Jim welcome a new pup to the family. ๐Ÿ•

Cooper is a black lab, bred by Corrib Gundogs, and is just 9 weeks old! He is going to be training to be a SARDA Ireland trailing dog, where he learn to follow specific scent trails left by missing people. He is an absolute cracker and we have no doubt that Jim and Cooper will go on to do amazing things!

We wish Jim and Cooper all the best for the future and look forward to watching them progress in their search dog training. ๐Ÿ•

Please like and share to spread the good news ๐Ÿ˜Š

#searchdogs #searchandrescue #dogs
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We at Corrib Gundogs are so excited to see how Jim and Cooper progress in their partnership for many years to come ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช #corribgundogs #fieldandfamily

Great news jim. Cooper is a very lucky puppy๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿถ

Delighted for you Jim best of luck with your new buddy

Every best wishes Jim and Cooper.๐Ÿฅฐ

Delighted for Jim Hope they will both have many happy years together as a team

Best of luck with training

We had the pleasure of meeting Jim and Cooper today out on the mountain Amazing work ye all carry out

Best of luck Jim

Best wishes to jim and cooper he is beautiful

Congratulations Cooper , Jim , SARDA and Corrib Gundogs ๐ŸŽ‰

That’s great news I’m very glad for Jim it will help with the sadness he experienced. Best of luck to the newly formed team ๐Ÿ•

Beautiful pup, good luck Jim and Cooper

Beautiful and best wishes

Best of luck Jim...give me a shout if you want a local body

Good luck from monaco

Best wishes to Jim and Cooperโค

Best of luck Jim and of course Cooper.

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Monday 19th October 2020, 10:30

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
2 new green tag dogs!!! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

We have good news! We have 2 new green tag dog teams to introduce you to! Say hello to Audrey and Bailey, and Shannon and Voyage!! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

Both teams passed their stock and obedience test in the last week with flying colours and we couldnโ€™t be prouder of them! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Bailey is training to be an air-scenting dog and Voyage is training to be a trailing dog! They are based in Mayo and Galway where they train with one of our qualified handlers, Jarlath! ๐ŸŽพ

We figure that there is not enough good news out there some days, so this is our contribution! We are looking forward to watching these dogs progress along with the other 7 green tag dogs that qualified this summer! ๐Ÿ˜ƒImage attachment

2 new green tag dogs!!! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

We have good news! We have 2 new green tag dog teams to introduce you to! Say hello to Audrey and Bailey, and Shannon and Voyage!! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

Both teams passed their stock and obedience test in the last week with flying colours and we couldnโ€™t be prouder of them! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Bailey is training to be an air-scenting dog and Voyage is training to be a trailing dog! They are based in Mayo and Galway where they train with one of our qualified handlers, Jarlath! ๐ŸŽพ

We figure that there is not enough good news out there some days, so this is our contribution! We are looking forward to watching these dogs progress along with the other 7 green tag dogs that qualified this summer! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Well done all. Great news ๐Ÿ’•

Well done folks. Great achievement

Congrats. Thank you for your service.

๐Ÿค—๐ŸคฉTq so much adorable and brains lol both! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿง‘

Best of luck with your future training from a former handler...Jarlath is a great man to learn from

Congratulations ๐Ÿฅณ onwards and upwards for both teams.

Congratulations to both dogs and their handlers๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Congratulations to you all ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ

Congratulations and best wishes!

Well done

Congratulations,

Well done!

Well done all.

What are the steps for someone wanting to train a search and rescue dog

Congratulations!

Congratulations ye do a fantastic service

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Thursday 8th October 2020, 23:01

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

** Callout 35 and 36 **

SARDA Ireland were talked by An Garda Sรญochรกna today, shortly before 7.30pm, to assist in a missing child search in Cork. Just as our handlers and dogs were mobilising, the happy news came in that the child had been found safe and well.

At 9.15pm, a second call out came in regarding a missing vulnerable male in Cork. Dog teams Louise and Lyla, Eadaoin and Murphy and Mick and Ziggy responded with Martina and Ella on standby. A short while ago the good news came through that the missing person was found safe and well.

Well done to SARDA team members Edwin and Dorothy who responded as support for the dog teams and to Adrian who took and coordinated the call. Excellent teamwork from everyone involved, a credit to our organisation.
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Well done crew and good to hear both outcomes were safe and ok

Well done to all involved.

Well done to all involved.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Well done to all

Brilliant news and well done to all involved

Well done to you all great team.

Fantastic news!!

Great work as always

Great news today!!! Legends

Well done,

Great work.

Well done.

Brilliant news well done to all ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Well done to all involved ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Thursday 8th October 2020, 21:24

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Handlers and dogs are responding tonight to a callout in the southern region. 

A separate callout happened earlier this evening but was stood down shortly after when the missing person was found safe and well. 

#searchandrescue #searchdog

Handlers and dogs are responding tonight to a callout in the southern region.

A separate callout happened earlier this evening but was stood down shortly after when the missing person was found safe and well.

#searchandrescue #searchdog
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Sunday 4th October 2020, 23:41

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

** ๐‚๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ **

This evening, SARDA Ireland were called out by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to disorientated hill walkers on Galtee Mor.

Search dog teams Mick and Ziggy, Louise and Lyla and ร‰adaoin and Murph responded but were stood down at the RV when the walkers were located by a hill party.

The weather was tough going this evening as you can see in the video below! The walkers did the best thing and called for help when they realised they were in a difficult situation.

Did you notice the timeline in the post below? ๐Ÿ‘€ SEMRA were tasked at 6pm and got to the hillwalkers at nearly 8pm after hurrying to the area and speedily moving up the hill, as fast as any MR team can. 2 hours can seem like a long time when you are up a hill in weather like we had today, particularly when it gets dark. Remember to pack extra warm clothing, food, and a torch in a dry bag as part of your backup plan ๐Ÿ‘

Well done SEMRA on another successful callout ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

#mountainrescue #hikinginireland #searchandrescue #searchdog #volunteer

South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association
SEMRA received a call from An Garda Síochána Anglesea St, just before 6pm this evening. Two walkers descending from Galtee Mor had become disoriented in poor weather conditions and had come to steep ground. Full team call out was issued, the first search party departed from Kings Yard at 18:51 and a second followed soon after. More team members arriving at Kings Yard were held back in case a stretcher had to be brought up. The first search party located the walkers at 19:51, they were very cold & wet but otherwise well. They were given coffee & extra layers of clothes & were soon ready to move. Weather conditions were not pleasant & it was no place to hang around. The second search party joined the first and escorted the walkers down off the hill to a SEMRA vehicle at the top of the track. The walkers were driven down to Kings Yard where they were assessed by the team doctor. They were transported back to their car in Glencush by An Garda Síochána. Everyone safely off the hill by 21:30. Thank you to Kings Yard for allowing us to take over their car park & for clearing a tree off the track to allow vehicles through.
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Well done, good news.

Well done to all involved.

Well done, bad old night..good result

Thursday 1st October 2020, 12:34

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** CALLOUT 33 **

On Tuesday, SARDA Ireland were tasked by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to assist with a walker who had become disoriented in mist and cloud while descending from Galtee Mor.  

Dog teams ร‰adaoin and Murphy and Mick and Ziggy responded to the callout and joined SEMRA search parties. The missing walker was located by SEMRA and escorted down the hill shortly before 7pm.

When going hillwalking, always remember to have your phone charged, and have sufficient gear (headtorch, map, compass, warm clothing etc.) and extra food, should conditions change or you require assistance from mountain rescue. MR teams respond as speedily as possible, but it may still take time for MR to reach you on the hill. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•โ›ฐ

** CALLOUT 33 **

On Tuesday, SARDA Ireland were tasked by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to assist with a walker who had become disoriented in mist and cloud while descending from Galtee Mor.

Dog teams ร‰adaoin and Murphy and Mick and Ziggy responded to the callout and joined SEMRA search parties. The missing walker was located by SEMRA and escorted down the hill shortly before 7pm.

When going hillwalking, always remember to have your phone charged, and have sufficient gear (headtorch, map, compass, warm clothing etc.) and extra food, should conditions change or you require assistance from mountain rescue. MR teams respond as speedily as possible, but it may still take time for MR to reach you on the hill. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•โ›ฐ
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Well done lovely collie!๐Ÿ•

Kyla Knox some tips for Saturday, good luck, enjoy xxxx

Well done xxx

Well done all especially Sarda. Xx๐Ÿถ

Well done guys

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Wednesday 30th September 2020, 19:19

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Happy retirement to our pawleague across the waters! Enjoy it Skye! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Kendal Mountain Rescue Team
Searchdog Skye on BBC Breakfast this morning
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Oh she's absolutely gorgeous ๐Ÿฅฐ Enjoy your retirement wee dote โค

Happy Retirement Skye you are pawsomeโค๐Ÿพ

Hope you have many years of leisurely strolls, Skye! โค

Nice one John

Friday 25th September 2020, 10:00

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ'๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ!! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

We have 7 new green tag dogs and handlers on our team!! These dog teams have passed their stock test and obedience test and are one step away from being qualified air-scenting or trailing dog teams. ๐Ÿ†

These handlers have been training their dogs for months and years to get them to this point and they truly deserve their green tag.

We hope to introduce each of them to you all over the coming weeks in a series of short bios and photos.๐Ÿพ

We are so proud of all the hard work they have put in and we are excited for their future as they work towards their red tag and become operational teams, where they will search for missing people across Ireland.

A big thank you goes out to Terry Brophy for all his assistance with stock testing our dogs. Terry has been facilitating training and testing on his land for years (along with Fred his sheepdog) and we really appreciate it.

Join us in celebrating by congratulating our new green tag dog teams in the comments below and sharing this post with others, out handlers deserve it! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

In the photos we have: Sean and Ben, Niall Devery and Croรญa, Eadaoin O'Gorman and Yogi, Anthony and Finnegan, Jarlath and Shadow, Jean Ryan and Trakyr and Winnie Flynn and Flame. Many of these handlers are attached to other voluntary SAR agencies, and once these dogs are qualified, they will be an even greater asset to their teams. Galway Mountain Rescue Team South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association Killaloe Coast Guard Unit
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Well done to all these dogs and handlers. A great service they will provide into the future along with the other teams out there๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š

Congrats to All concerned. Very deserving of your green tags and Good Luck for the red. Thank you. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Well done all, good stuff Niall ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

Well done to all the dogs and handlers. Fantastic service ye provide .

Well done to all the dogs, handlers and Terry for the amazing work ๐Ÿ‘

Brilliant news. Well done to everyone involved.

Well done all, well.on the way on your journey to attaining your goals.

Great news Dogs a vital in Search and great to see more dogs and handlers coming through the system.... Well done to all....

Congratulations Guys

๐Ÿ’›thank you the best teamwork there is ๐Ÿ™Œ

Amazing stuff.. love the work these dogs and SARDA do every time the 112 / 999 call comes!! Thank you all..

Well done to these Fantastic Dogs and Handlers ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Thanks to all our SARDA colleagues and best of luck in your training and assessments ahead.

Well done all. Great achievement

Fab - Well done to all!! ๐Ÿพ

Well done everyone. But especially Winnie Flynn!! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘

Well done Jean Ryan and everyone else ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Great news for SARDA and their great work๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Well done all ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations winning get Bridget on a lead now and away you go ๐Ÿ˜

Bravo to them all. I look forward to reading more about them.

Congratulations !

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Well done

Well done everyone ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿถ

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Monday 21st September 2020, 10:07

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**Callout 32**

Last night, Search Dog Ziggy was called out with his Mountain Rescue Team, South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association, to the Comeragh Mountains for 2 hillwalkers who got caught out in the dark. The SEMRA callout officer was able to establish a location for the pair, high in the mountains, using PhoneFind.
The dog team and 3 SEMRA members made their way to the location where the pair were safe and well and then helped them down the route.
2 other search parties from SEMRA were out in support and Search Dog Lyla was stood down at the RV.
Everybody was off the mountains by 11.30pm.

**Callout 32**

Last night, Search Dog Ziggy was called out with his Mountain Rescue Team, South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association, to the Comeragh Mountains for 2 hillwalkers who got caught out in the dark. The SEMRA callout officer was able to establish a location for the pair, high in the mountains, using PhoneFind.
The dog team and 3 SEMRA members made their way to the location where the pair were safe and well and then helped them down the route.
2 other search parties from SEMRA were out in support and Search Dog Lyla was stood down at the RV.
Everybody was off the mountains by 11.30pm.
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Well done all๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Bonmahon Coast Guard thanks folks ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Well done to all involved ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Good work all involved ๐Ÿ•‍๐Ÿฆบ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘

Well done to Ziggy and Lyla and all the crew.

Excellent ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Well done to all.

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Saturday 12th September 2020, 10:02

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
We at SARDA Ireland are remembering our friend and colleague Caitriฬona Lucas today.

Four years ago, Caitriฬona responded to a callout with her fellow Coast Guard volunteers to assist in a search off the Co. Clare coast. During this operation, Caitriฬona tragically lost her life.

Caitriฬona was also a member of SARDA Ireland, where alongside her dog Zac, she dedicated so much time to not just one rescue organisation, but two. Together, they were a qualified dog team for 7 years and responded to many SARDA callouts.

Go Maridรญs Beo โค๏ธ

We at SARDA Ireland are remembering our friend and colleague Caitriฬona Lucas today.

Four years ago, Caitriฬona responded to a callout with her fellow Coast Guard volunteers to assist in a search off the Co. Clare coast. During this operation, Caitriฬona tragically lost her life.

Caitriฬona was also a member of SARDA Ireland, where alongside her dog Zac, she dedicated so much time to not just one rescue organisation, but two. Together, they were a qualified dog team for 7 years and responded to many SARDA callouts.

Go Maridรญs Beo โค๏ธ
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Rip so sad sorry to hear about your colleague what great heart lovely picture with her partner ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

R.I.P.

Sadly missed but not forgotten ๐Ÿ’”

Taken to soon RIP Caitriona x

RIP GOD BLESS ๐Ÿ™

Always remembered ๐Ÿ˜”

R.I.P.

๐Ÿ’”

A beautiful moment caught there between them in the photo.

Never stop thinking of her...many a fun day we had on the hills...missed but never forgotten

RIP Catriona.

Never ever forgotten always missed

RIP lovely girl.

R.I.P

๐Ÿ™

Rest in peace, another angel taken back by God ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

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Friday 11th September 2020, 12:06

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

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Thursday 3rd September 2020, 17:18

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**Callout 31

Last night, Search Dog Ziggy was out with his Mountain Rescue Team South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association on a search for 2 hillwalkers that had become disorientated in the Comeragh Mountains due to poor visbility. The pair were located safe and well by a SEMRA search party and escorted off the mountains. Search dogs Murphy and Ella were stood down en-route.

Good boy Ziggy! ๐Ÿ† 

Did you know Ziggy loves sausages? Perhaps his handler might give Ziggy a piece of sausage for every like this post gets! ๐Ÿพ

**Callout 31""

Last night, Search Dog Ziggy was out with his Mountain Rescue Team South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association on a search for 2 hillwalkers that had become disorientated in the Comeragh Mountains due to poor visbility. The pair were located safe and well by a SEMRA search party and escorted off the mountains. Search dogs Murphy and Ella were stood down en-route.

Good boy Ziggy! ๐Ÿ†

Did you know Ziggy loves sausages? Perhaps his handler might give Ziggy a piece of sausage for every like this post gets! ๐Ÿพ
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Great work by everyone and the dogs

If I have to give him sausage for every like he will never go up a mountain again.

Thank you to all dogs and handlers. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Well done mick and ziggy

Fantastic service ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Michael Grant you will have to buy a pound of sausages.

Best boy!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

well done guys , i'm sure Mike deserves some sausages too.

Well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Well done Michael Grant and Ziggy ๐Ÿ‘

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Saturday 29th August 2020, 12:11

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 30**

SARDA Ireland were tasked this morning at 01:58 by the Irish Coast Guard to assist with reports of a missing teenager, who has been missing for a number of hours in the Ballinskellig area of Co. Kerry. 

Michael Grant and Ziggy responded and departed on a long journey to the area at around 2am. He was stood down on route in the early hours when the missing teenager was located. A number of locals where also assisting in the search.

Units in attendance 
Iveragh Coast Guard
An Garda Sรญochรกna
Ballinskelligs Inshore Rescue
Rescue 115

**CALLOUT 30**

SARDA Ireland were tasked this morning at 01:58 by the Irish Coast Guard to assist with reports of a missing teenager, who has been missing for a number of hours in the Ballinskellig area of Co. Kerry.

Michael Grant and Ziggy responded and departed on a long journey to the area at around 2am. He was stood down on route in the early hours when the missing teenager was located. A number of locals where also assisting in the search.

Units in attendance
Iveragh Coast Guard
An Garda Sรญochรกna
Ballinskelligs Inshore Rescue
Rescue 115
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Well done Michael Grant and Ziggy. Hope you got some sleep

Well done to you all

Thank you for everything you do my young Cousin has been missing since Tuesday, they are searching today and tomorrow, if anyone has friends in the area can you share with them....Ramano Dicks missing at Gyles Quay Dundalk ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™

Good man Michael you earned your lie in this morning๐Ÿ‘

Well done Michale and your team ๐Ÿ’ชโ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ฏ

Well done Mick

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Wednesday 26th August 2020, 19:34

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Happy #internationaldogday! Did you know our dogs are like superheros in more ways than one?
Not only can they find missing people by sniffing them out from long distances, when they arenโ€™t wearing their search jackets, they spent their time being awesome and loving pets!
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What amazing dogs & the work they do ๐Ÿ˜

Beautiful pups loving life

Beauties, every single one!

X๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฆฎโญโญ๐Ÿ’™♥๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ Beautiful . โญโญโญ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Gorgeous dogs. Absolute superstars for the work they do ๐Ÿ’•

Eva Eagleton ๐Ÿ˜

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Monday 17th August 2020, 20:07

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Yesterday was World Helicopter Day! ๐Ÿš

Our qualified dogs have been rubbing shoulders with Irish Coastguard Helicopter personnel over the years, whether it is training to familiarise our dogs with the noise and vibrations from helis, or callouts where we work alongside them when searching for missing persons. 

As a nation we would be lost without their service, so we thank them for the courage and determination they show at every callout. ๐Ÿพ 

Join us in thanking our buddies in Rescue 117, Rescue 116 Dublin SAR, Rescue 115 and Rescue 118 officialImage attachment

Yesterday was World Helicopter Day! ๐Ÿš

Our qualified dogs have been rubbing shoulders with Irish Coastguard Helicopter personnel over the years, whether it is training to familiarise our dogs with the noise and vibrations from helis, or callouts where we work alongside them when searching for missing persons.

As a nation we would be lost without their service, so we thank them for the courage and determination they show at every callout. ๐Ÿพ

Join us in thanking our buddies in Rescue 117, Rescue 116 Dublin SAR, Rescue 115 and Rescue 118
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Feel sorry for the dog, between two hairy humans,

Awful hairy things.

great photo ,stay safe lads

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:
https://www.breakingnews.ie/discover/rescue-dogs-work-overnight-to-locate-missing-person-1013602.html#.XzAzM7jxMO8.whatsapp

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

**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 Sรญochรกna
Tramore Coast Guard Unit
Rescue 117
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Well done to all the search teams involved

Well done everyone and every dog. Thank you.

Well done to everyone involved. ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•

Well done to you all ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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

Clearly, Such a valuable service.

Great job everyone!!! ๐Ÿ‘

Great effort guys/girls

Well done folks.....

Fair play to you all ๐Ÿ‘

โค๐Ÿพโค๐Ÿพโค

Well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Thank you all keep safe

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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 Sรญochรกna 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 nightโ€™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 Sรญochรกna 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 nightโ€™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.. โค๏ธ

Well done too all involved fantastic outcome

Sunday 19th July 2020, 16:53

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Well done to Trainee Search Dog Croรญa who passed her obedience test last week with flying colours! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿพ

Each of our dogs must pass an obedience test and a stock test to become an official SARDA Green Tag (training) dog. Croรญa 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?! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Well done to Trainee Search Dog Croรญa who passed her obedience test last week with flying colours! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿพ

Each of our dogs must pass an obedience test and a stock test to become an official SARDA Green Tag (training) dog. Croรญa 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?! ๐Ÿ™Œ
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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. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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 ๐Ÿฅฐ 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 ๐Ÿ• โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜ well done Croia X ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ™

Great job Niall ๐Ÿ‘

Beautiful, well done ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Super looking dog. ๐Ÿค”

Well done Croía ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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 ๐Ÿ‘

Gustavo Brás até na Irlanda escolhem uma raça de excelência ๐Ÿ˜‰

Filipe Fonseca verifica os testes e o percurso de aprendizagem ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Thursday 16th July 2020, 15:56

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
*๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐——๐—ผ๐—ด ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ*

SARDA Ireland were tasked at 01.05am this morning to assist in the search for a missing 77 year old man in the Glanmire area.

Three of our search dog teams responded to the callout, Louise and Lyla were first on scene and began searching from the point last seen (PLS). Following this ร‰adaoin and Murph, and Gerry and Fia arrived and began a hasty search along paths, around buildings and other key features in the search area, while Adrian set up base and managed the search/communications throughout the search.

The search area had a large amount of woodland and farmland with crop fields, which can be hard to search using human searchers during daylight, and even more complex during the night. However, a search dog is very useful in these terrains. With their powerful noses, they are able to detect human scent from far away, and most importantly, identify which direction the missing person is located.

Whilst searching along a track road at approximately 03.30am, search dog Murphy detected human scent coming from the adjoining crop field and took off into the area, where she found the missing person. Murphy then lead Eadaoin to the missing person. At this point ร‰adaoin took over and provided medical assistance and along with members of Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery, assisted the gentleman out of the area.

The gentleman was assessed by a doctor and although he was cold and hungry, he was thankfully otherwise uninjured. 

๐™Ž๐˜ผ๐™๐˜ฟ๐˜ผ ๐™„๐™ง๐™š๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™– ๐™ซ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ง๐™œ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™›๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™™ ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ช๐™—๐™ก๐™ž๐™˜ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ข๐™ข๐™š๐™จ. ๐™„๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ค๐™ง๐™œ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ ๐™ช๐™จ ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™˜๐™๐™š๐™จ ๐™–๐™˜๐™ง๐™ค๐™จ๐™จ ๐™„๐™ง๐™š๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™, ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™š ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™  ๐™—๐™š๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ.

*๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐——๐—ผ๐—ด ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ*

SARDA Ireland were tasked at 01.05am this morning to assist in the search for a missing 77 year old man in the Glanmire area.

Three of our search dog teams responded to the callout, Louise and Lyla were first on scene and began searching from the point last seen (PLS). Following this ร‰adaoin and Murph, and Gerry and Fia arrived and began a hasty search along paths, around buildings and other key features in the search area, while Adrian set up base and managed the search/communications throughout the search.

The search area had a large amount of woodland and farmland with crop fields, which can be hard to search using human searchers during daylight, and even more complex during the night. However, a search dog is very useful in these terrains. With their powerful noses, they are able to detect human scent from far away, and most importantly, identify which direction the missing person is located.

Whilst searching along a track road at approximately 03.30am, search dog Murphy detected human scent coming from the adjoining crop field and took off into the area, where she found the missing person. Murphy then lead Eadaoin to the missing person. At this point ร‰adaoin took over and provided medical assistance and along with members of Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery, assisted the gentleman out of the area.

The gentleman was assessed by a doctor and although he was cold and hungry, he was thankfully otherwise uninjured.

๐™Ž๐˜ผ๐™๐˜ฟ๐˜ผ ๐™„๐™ง๐™š๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™– ๐™ซ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ง๐™œ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™›๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™™ ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ช๐™—๐™ก๐™ž๐™˜ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ข๐™ข๐™š๐™จ. ๐™„๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ค๐™ง๐™œ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ ๐™ช๐™จ ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™˜๐™๐™š๐™จ ๐™–๐™˜๐™ง๐™ค๐™จ๐™จ ๐™„๐™ง๐™š๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™, ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™š ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™  ๐™—๐™š๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ.
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Well done Eadaoin and Murphy good job!! Well done to the rest of the team too ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Thank you. What an incredibly dedicated selfless group of volunteers. Your successful searches must be so rewarding and motivating for the handler s and the dogs๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

That is a truly fantastic result and makes all the years of training so worth it. Congratulations Eadaoin O'Gorman and Murphy – super well done!

Great work by all involved well done

Amazing. Lucky Gentlemen. Thank you to all in SARDA. CONGRATULATIONS.

Fantastic job, well done to all! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Good boy Murphy your a star hope you got a big treat x

Another good ending - well done to all involved. Fantastic work!

Great news, well done! Extra treats all round!

Fantastic Eadaoin and Murphy and all involved your just amazing xxx

Well done Murphy and Eadaoin - brilliant job and cracking result ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ–

Good boy Murphy, well done Eadaoin, wishing the man a speedy recovery

Congrats on the find, You are off and running ๐Ÿ™‚

Great results Eadaoin & Murphy & all SARDA, well done

Very well done guys. Go Murphy!

Good effort guys. Just shows the need for dogs

Fantastic result. Donation made โค๐Ÿ’œ

Just donated - hope it went through - won't get you much except maybe a hot coffee after a call out some night ๐Ÿ˜Š

Well done to all the search teams. Great find Murph and Eadaoin.

Well done to you all.

Great work Éadaoin, Murph and SARDA - fantastic result!

Well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ€

Well done - donation made ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

Thankyou , incredible work ๐Ÿ’š

Excellent work Eadaoin and Murphy ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Tuesday 14th July 2020, 15:40

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

**Callout 25**

SARDA Ireland responded to a callout in Co. Wexford yesterday to search for a missing woman in the Gorey area.

Two of our search dog teams searched for over 8 hours in woodland and coastal areas yesterday. Despite the assistance of voluntary agencies, such as ourselves, Wexford Civil Defence, Irish Coast Guard, South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association, Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery, Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team, K9 Search & Rescue NI, along with professional agencies Rescue 117 and An Garda Sรญochรกna, and a large number of the general public, the search is still ongoing.

If anyone think that they may be able to assist in the search, or have any information which may be useful, please contact Gorey Garda Station on 053 9430690 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.
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Sunday 12th July 2020, 19:24

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 24**

SARDA Ireland was tasked to a missing person callout in Waterford. Search dog teams Mick and Ziggy, Gerry and Fia and ร‰adaoin and Murph responded. The missing person was thankfully found safe and well. 

After the teams were stood down, the dogs decided to have a socially distant debriefing session. They have had a busy weekend of it and Iโ€™m sure they are looking forward to getting home to their beds!

Also in attendance:
Warerford Fire Service
Gardaรญ Dog Unit

**CALLOUT 24**

SARDA Ireland was tasked to a missing person callout in Waterford. Search dog teams Mick and Ziggy, Gerry and Fia and ร‰adaoin and Murph responded. The missing person was thankfully found safe and well.

After the teams were stood down, the dogs decided to have a socially distant debriefing session. They have had a busy weekend of it and Iโ€™m sure they are looking forward to getting home to their beds!

Also in attendance:
Warerford Fire Service
Gardaรญ Dog Unit
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Murphy like what are they doing in my photo

Sunday 12th July 2020, 10:16

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 23**

SARDA was tasked yesterday by An Garda Sรญochรกna to search for a missing child on a Wexford beach. As dog teams were responding we were stood down when the child was thankfully found safe and well. Rescue 117 also responded to this callout.

Many children are reported missing in Ireland every day and are subsequently found safe and well. If your child goes missing, do not hesitate to get in contact with the Gardaรญ as soon as possible.

**CALLOUT 23**

SARDA was tasked yesterday by An Garda Sรญochรกna to search for a missing child on a Wexford beach. As dog teams were responding we were stood down when the child was thankfully found safe and well. Rescue 117 also responded to this callout.

Many children are reported missing in Ireland every day and are subsequently found safe and well. If your child goes missing, do not hesitate to get in contact with the Gardaรญ as soon as possible.
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Well done to everyone ๐Ÿ‘

What a great ending

Well done all .๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฅฐ

Be safe.

Well done all involved. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘

Well done to you all

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Tuesday 7th July 2020, 22:42

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Trainee search dog Trakr is an amazing dog and together with Jean Ryan they make an amazing team! Watch this space! ๐Ÿ†Trakr - the puppy we donated to SARDA Ireland last year preparing for his BH with his handler Jean Ryan - can’t wait to see him operational with SARDA Ireland โค๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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Sunday 5th July 2020, 20:31

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆItโ€™s Lylaโ€™s 10th Birthday!!๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ

Lyla is one of our qualified search dogs and today she is celebrating her birthday! ๐ŸŽ‰ Lylaโ€™s handler Louise has been training Lyla since she was just over 1 year old! 

Lyla has been a qualified search dog for the last 3 years and she has spent 100โ€™s of hours responding to callouts for missing persons across Ireland. 

๐Ÿ†Lyla has had 3 finds while doing her job, which is an amazing achievement! ๐Ÿ†  ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

๐™‡๐™š๐™ฉโ€™๐™จ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™จ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™– ๐™—๐™ž๐™œ ๐™ƒ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ฎ ๐˜ฝ๐™ž๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง ๐™จ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™˜๐™ ๐™™๐™ค๐™œ ๐™‡๐™ฎ๐™ก๐™–! 

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๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆItโ€™s Lylaโ€™s 10th Birthday!!๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ

Lyla is one of our qualified search dogs and today she is celebrating her birthday! ๐ŸŽ‰ Lylaโ€™s handler Louise has been training Lyla since she was just over 1 year old!

Lyla has been a qualified search dog for the last 3 years and she has spent 100โ€™s of hours responding to callouts for missing persons across Ireland.

๐Ÿ†Lyla has had 3 finds while doing her job, which is an amazing achievement! ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

๐™‡๐™š๐™ฉโ€™๐™จ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™จ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™– ๐™—๐™ž๐™œ ๐™ƒ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ฎ ๐˜ฝ๐™ž๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง ๐™จ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™˜๐™ ๐™™๐™ค๐™œ ๐™‡๐™ฎ๐™ก๐™–!

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Happy Birthday lyla ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‚โšฝ๏ธ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰

Happy Birthday Lyla ๐Ÿฅณ

Happy birthday have a great day lovely search dog

Happy birthday Lyla. Hope your putting your paws up today and being spoiled ๐Ÿ•‍๐Ÿฆบโ›ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿ–

Happy Birthday Layla. What a wonderful girl you are <3

Happy birthday Lyla!!!

Happy birthday Lyla๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰Fabulous dog โค๏ธ

Happy birthday Lyla ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽ‚

Sending happy birthday wishes from the USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ !

Happy birthday to a very special lady Lyla๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ–

Happy birthday Lyla ๐ŸŽ‚♥๏ธ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ from me and Alex the Sami

Happy Birthday Lyla ๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŽ‚

Happy birthday Lyla, Thankyou for all your hard work xxx

Happy birthday Lyla xxx

Happy birthday Lylaโค๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ–

Happy Birthday Lyla!! โค๏ธ

Happy Birthday,beautiful dog ♥๏ธ

Happy birthday Lyla ๐ŸŽ‰

Happy Birthday Lyla๐Ÿฅณ

Happy birthday Lylaโค๏ธ

Happy birthday Lyla ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Birthday Lyla๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’

Happy birthday beautiful girl ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

Happy Birthday Lyla!!! ๐ŸŽ‚

Happy Birthday Lyla

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Sunday 28th June 2020, 21:26

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 22**

Dog team stood down following callout in Newport, Co. Tipperary. The missing girl has been located safe and well.

**CALLOUT 22**

Dog team stood down following callout in Newport, Co. Tipperary. The missing girl has been located safe and well.
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I hope you find this young teenager safe and well. โค๏ธ

Fingers crossed you find her safe and well

Hopefully found safe & well.

Is civil defence k9 unit in Tippereary tasked to this as well

Please God she is found safe and well.

Be safe lads, hopefully a good result.

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ please God, you will find her Safe ๐Ÿ‘ stay safe on your searching ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โ˜˜๏ธโ˜˜๏ธ

Praying for good news. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

god speed.

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Saturday 27th June 2020, 22:28

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Bailey is working towards becoming a search dog. She was rescued from MADRA - Mutts Anonymous Dog Rescue and Adoption and had been an ideal student, well done Bailey! We are looking forward to watching you progress! ๐ŸพHappy 1st Gotcha Day to clever girl Bailey who has just started search and rescue work! Go Bailey, we are so proud of you.๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿพ

"She is so sweet. Currently in training to become an air scenting dog with SARDA Ireland. We'll keep ye updated. Showing great potential".

#MADRA #Adopt #RescueDog #searchandrescue
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Aisling Mcdonnell

Go Bailey.. you've earned your scholarship.. looking forward to hearing about your graduation!!

Congratulations Bailey x

Mac Reamainn Lum Niamh Grady Emma Grady

Go Bailey xx

Well done, Great to hear

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Saturday 20th June 2020, 12:53

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** CALLOUT 21 **

At 01.50 this morning, SARDA Ireland were tasked by AGS to a missing persons incident in Ballyduff, Co. Waterford. SARDA dog teams arrived on scene within 30mins. Throughout the night and early morning Eadaoin with Search Dog Murphy & Mick with Search Dog Ziggy searched over 10km of river bank and farmland. The dog teams were stood down when a person was recovered from the river, sadly deceased. SARDA Ireland would like to convey our sincere condolences to the missing persons family and friends.

SARDA would like to thank the Ballyduff community for their assistance overnight. Members of the public offered numerous cups of tea, sandwiches and transport to our handlers and were on hand to assist lifting search dogs over farmyard walls.

Agencies involved
An Garda Sรญochรกna
Rescue 117
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** CALLOUT 21 **

At 01.50 this morning, SARDA Ireland were tasked by AGS to a missing persons incident in Ballyduff, Co. Waterford. SARDA dog teams arrived on scene within 30mins. Throughout the night and early morning Eadaoin with Search Dog Murphy & Mick with Search Dog Ziggy searched over 10km of river bank and farmland. The dog teams were stood down when a person was recovered from the river, sadly deceased. SARDA Ireland would like to convey our sincere condolences to the missing persons family and friends.

SARDA would like to thank the Ballyduff community for their assistance overnight. Members of the public offered numerous cups of tea, sandwiches and transport to our handlers and were on hand to assist lifting search dogs over farmyard walls.

Agencies involved
An Garda Sรญochรกna
Rescue 117
Blackwater Sub Aqua Club
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Karen Brennock

What great work that SARDA AGS and helicopter ๐Ÿš 117 do you all put your lives on hold to help people in trouble it's not easy when the out come of your work doesn't have a happy ending THANK YOU all

Fantastic SARDA response as always !!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ RIP

Rest in peace. Well done to SARDA for their incredible work and amazing dogs.

Well done SARDA especially Eadaoin n Murphy and Mick n Ziggy RIP Mr B, sincere condolences to his family and friends

So sad, Rest in Peace to the deceased and sympathy to his family and friends. Thank You to you all for the great work ye do.

Well Done SARDAโค Sorry to hear this sad and tragic ending RIP to this poor soul, and condolences to the family๐Ÿ™

Very sad news, RIP to the poor man. Thank you for all that you do in circumstances like this. โค

Rest in peace sad but some comfort the person has been recovered ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ well done SARDA and you have returned safely โ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ™

Well done to all concerned, sympathies to the family of the deceased.

Well done to all. RIP so sad for all the family.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

R.I.P. condolences to the family ๐Ÿ™

RIP. Well done to all involved

amazing work, fantastic team work, โค

Rest in peace thanks folks for what you all do

Well done all involved ๐Ÿ‘

Well done all, sad about the outcome, RIP.

Well done lads.

Thank you all for your kind comments, we really appreciate each and every one.

Great work by all agencies involved condolences to tbe persons family may they rest in peace

Heartbreaking ๐Ÿ’” If he only knew how many were trying to help him. RIP. Condolences to his family ๐Ÿ™

Well done. So very sad for all involved and friends and family ๐Ÿ’”

Well done, thank you too all involved

Very sad. May they RIP. well done guys yee do a great job

Just amazing efforts!

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Thursday 18th June 2020, 13:37

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
SARDA Ireland would like to offer our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Detective Garda Colm Horkan, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty last night.

Ar dheis Dรฉ go raibh a anam.

SARDA Ireland would like to offer our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Detective Garda Colm Horkan, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty last night.

Ar dheis Dรฉ go raibh a anam.
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Shocking news heartbreaking for his poor family ๐Ÿ’™

Heart breaking ๐Ÿ’”

So sad

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Tuesday 16th June 2020, 15:54

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 20**

SARDA Ireland were tasked by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to assist with a missing person search in the Slieve Bloom Mountains yesterday. Thankfully the missing person was spotted by a heli and walked out of the area by SEMRA before our dogs were deployed.

Other agencies Involved:
An Garda Sรญochรกna
National Ambulance Service (NAS)
Offaly Fire & Rescue Service
Air Corps 112
Irish Community Rapid Response

**CALLOUT 20**

SARDA Ireland were tasked by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to assist with a missing person search in the Slieve Bloom Mountains yesterday. Thankfully the missing person was spotted by a heli and walked out of the area by SEMRA before our dogs were deployed.

Other agencies Involved:
An Garda Sรญochรกna
National Ambulance Service (NAS)
Offaly Fire & Rescue Service
Air Corps 112
Irish Community Rapid Response
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Thursday 4th June 2020, 10:24

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Tragic news in the last few days, as Bonnie, a SARDA Ireland Trainee Trailing Dog died after she ate poison that had been deliberately put out on the hill with the intention of targeting wildlife. She and her handler Jim OBrien were training in the foothills of the Knockmealdowns when the incident occurred. 

Bonnie was a beautiful and talented dog who no doubt would have become one of our first SARDA Ireland Trailing Dogs. A tragic loss for Jim, who has lost his beloved pet, and a huge loss to the SARDA Ireland Trailing Dog Team.

RIP Bonnie ๐Ÿพ 

A very kind Facebook follower has set up a SARDA Ireland fundraiser in Bonnies memory: If you would like to donate (no donation is too small) please visit: https://www.facebook.com/donate/637670100163379/

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Tragic news in the last few days, as Bonnie, a SARDA Ireland Trainee Trailing Dog died after she ate poison that had been deliberately put out on the hill with the intention of targeting wildlife. She and her handler Jim O'Brien were training in the foothills of the Knockmealdowns when the incident occurred.

Bonnie was a beautiful and talented dog who no doubt would have become one of our first SARDA Ireland Trailing Dogs. A tragic loss for Jim, who has lost his beloved pet, and a huge loss to the SARDA Ireland Trailing Dog Team.

RIP Bonnie ๐Ÿพ

A very kind Facebook follower has set up a SARDA Ireland fundraiser in Bonnie's memory: If you would like to donate (no donation is too small) please visit: www.facebook.com/donate/637670100163379/

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We are so sorry for your loss and hope the perpetrators are brought to justice, such a needless loss of a dog who was destined to help those in need, RIP๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Thank you everyone for your kind comments, they are lovely to read. This post has reached 50,000 people in only 4 hours and it is a testament to how much everyone feels for Bonnie and her handler Jim. Please try to keep Bonnie's handler in your thoughts when commenting, this is a terrible time for Bonnie's family and we would like for your comments to continue to provide comfort.

So sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. Our thoughts are with you all. She will be waiting at the bridge ๐ŸŒˆ โค๏ธ

My god who would do that our family dog was poisoned a number of years ago the heartbreak and sadness the loss to our family rip darling Bonnie.๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

I am so deeply sorry for your loss .i hope who ever did this is found and brought to justice, how anyone took do such a thing us unforgiveable, the poor dog and the poor owner this is so heartbreaking , rest in peace sweetheart xx

It's an absolute tragedy, only met Bonnie once, such a beautiful natured dog, & so very talented, an awful loss to SARDA & her owner Jim ๐Ÿ’” we need to share this far & wide, the culprits need to be caught & brought to justice!!!!...I also walk my dog in this area, but I won't be from now on....rip beautiful Bonnie xx

Omg such a devastating loss imagine killing an animal so beautiful so intelligent what a loss for yourselves and to those she would of helped. I hope those who done this will be caught shame on them, this is heartbreaking ๐Ÿ’”

That is heartbreaking she is a beautiful girl. So very sorry why does anyone want to kill wildlife and by doing this they have also ended the life of a beautiful and very intelligent girl so very very sad. Love and prayers to you all ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

I'm so sorry to hear this. She was beautiful. And obviously smart too. Her poor family must be heartbroken. What a disgusting thing to do to innocent animals. I know the chances are slim but I would love to see whoever did this brought to justice. Poor Bonnie. I just hope she didn't suffer too much

That's so thoughtless and so very sorry this poor dog has lost her life and sorry for her owner and trainer who has lost his friend and companion so sorry Jim its wicked ! ๐Ÿ’”

What a horrendous way to loose a dog and one with so much potential to do good. RIP Bonnie....thoughts are with Jim and family.

I am so sorry to read this - what a cruel act. I can only imagine how devastating this is for Jim, his family and the wider SARDA family. You are in my thoughts and prayers โค

So terribly sorry for your loss. I lost mine to poison a year ago May. If you know who put out the poison, here is some information he may be interested in. Depending on the size of the wildlife being targeted, there is a new style of poison that is harmless to larger animals. It is a single-feeding rodentcide that is actually excess vitamin D. The rodent eats it, the vitamin D upsets the balance of potassium, and the rodent has a heart attack. It is harmless to larger animals that might eat the dead rodent, or any of the poison lying around. A dog would literally have to eat the whole tub of poison to have any detrimental effect. If the person who put out the poison is after larger animals, this probably wouldn't be effective. Then a live trap or a wildlife agent would be a better solution. Certainly would be better than losing a valuable K9 partner and beloved pet. Again, my deepest condolences and prayers. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

What a tragedy. My dog was poisoned along Grand Canal by some rat poison but she survived- we were lucky. This is so painful to read about. Leaving out poison is callously irresponsible.

RIP Bonnie. So sorry for your loss. A dog is a part of the family and I'm sure she knew how much she was loved. She may be over the rainbow bridge but leaves her pawprints on your hearts forever xx

How awful! We had a beautiful red setter who was poisoned also, when I was a child, and I still remember it as though it was yesterday. I now have a beautiful black labrador just like Bonnie, he has a wonderful temperament and I can only imagine the grief Bonnie's family are going through. People who lay poison down like this need to be caught and prosecuted ๐Ÿฅบ

Such a terrible tragedy and such a beautiful dog. My heart goes out to Jim and his family. I hope there will be a full investigation and these sub humans are caught. Fly high beautiful Bonnie ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’”๐ŸŒˆ

A very sad loss for the dog handler, SARDA, Mountain Rescue but most importantly a very sad loss for all those who may have been lost or injured in our islands wild and remote places and require the unique skills of Bonnie. A tragic loss.

So sad reading your news. She looked a beautiful girly . Thinking of you at this sad time.. Vicky and search dog Spice from Search dogs Sussex

So sorry to hear of the tragic loss of Bonnie - our thoughts and sympathy go out to her handler, Jim and his family at this very sad time. ๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ’”

So sorry for this mindless destruction of you beautiful and loving Bonnie. Keep the faith JIM and family. You have lots of support. Xx

Terribly sorry to hear this news.... sending warmth and thoughts to Jim, family and all that knew Bonnie

So very sorry to hear of such a tragic loss. Run free beautiful Bonnie. Take care Jim. From a dog groomer in cork ๐Ÿ˜ž

Oh my God, this is terrible. Such a huge loss to SARDA and to his handler. Alot of time, money and, more importantly, love goes into training these dogs. I hope whoever is responsible for this is caught but I fear they will not be. Such a beautiful dog. Poor Jim, Margaret and family must surely be heartbroken.

Sadly, I know the pain of losing a beautiful clever dog to poisoning. Sorry for your loss.

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Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 20:05

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter has made another great narrated video, this time it features a dog called Nala attempting to catch a bird.

Did you know that SARDA Ireland dogs are stock tested? Our dogs must remain focused and avoid getting distracted by animals that they may encounter when searching for a missing person. #sardafactoftheweek

Your Dog Magazine
Renowned BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter has created his latest video for a good cause, in partnership with Dogs for Good - UK, and their #WinningFromHome competition.

The campaign has sought to highlight the power of our four-legged friends, celebrating why we are a nation of dog lovers. The winning video shows one-year-old Cavapoo, Nala, as she attempts to catch a bird in the garden...

Find out more here: www.yourdog.co.uk/the-your-dog-blog/andrew-cotter-releases-brand-new-video-to-support-charity
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Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 13:25

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Sean and Kody.

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