OVSARDA is dedicated to training and fielding highly professional search dog teams, to assist official agencies in the search for missing people.
About OTTAWA VALLEY SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG ASSOCIATION
OVSARDA is fully staffed by volunteers. We each invest some 700-1000 hours each year in training for K9 search and rescue. Dog teams certify annually at the OPP K9 Academy in Gravenhurst, Ont. Select dog teams undergo extra training as human remains detection dogs, and are certified by the Intl Police Work Dog Assn. OVSARDA responds to searches primarily in the Ottawa area, but has traveled as far as James Bay, Thunder Bay and Newfoundland when called.
OVSARDA receives absolutely no government funding to support its activities. All financial support comes from fundraising activities and private donation. Thank you for considering supporting us in our work.