The handlers come from all walks of life and volunteer their time and resources to participate in search, rescue, and recovery missions. Our dogs are primarily rescued dogs from breed rescues or animal shelters with a few pedigreed dogs thrown in for variety. Various dogs are certified in trailing, air scent, human remains detection, and water recovery. Our support personnel are critical in every search. They drive boats, operate GPS's, take charge of maps and radios, and look for clues along the way.