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Membership and Volunteer Opportunities for

K9 Search and Rescue

If you are interested in being a member of SAR 7

(Ventura County Sheriff's K9 Search and Rescue),
Please send us an email and express your interest.

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Membership Requirements?

You must be at least 21 years old and in good standing with the community. Because of the nature of Search and Rescue (SAR), each prospective member must pass a background check that is conducted by the Sheriff's Department. Good physical condition and the desire to learn and help others are also required.  Familiarity with the back country is a strong asset as well as prior Search and Rescue experience.

Or... are you just interested in volunteering your time to help

with training and community events.  If this is more your interest, please send an email with your contact info to:

Ventura County Sheriff's K9 Search & Rescue

Jenn Mueller - VCSARK9 Training Coordinator 

Do Members Get Paid?

Search and Rescue members are strictly volunteer. Most members get permission from their employers to respond to Search and Rescue call outs. The satisfaction of finding and returning someone to their loved ones or rescuing someone in distress provides tremendous satisfaction for team members.

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