The countdown is running
… until the International Search and Rescue Dog Day!
Mission ready - 365 days a year
The work with search and rescue dogs is not only a hobby, but a way of life. IRO dogs are deployed worldwide more than 2,000 times a year to save lives. They find people who are buried under avalanches or they search for children who have lost their way in the forest. Some dogs even go on international missions following large natural disasters such as earthquakes or tidal waves.
On the Int. Search and Rescue Dog Day, you see how a small, playful puppies quickly becomes a highly motivated lifesaver of tomorrow. On this day, you have the opportunity to see search and rescue dogs and their handlers in action. Presentations, information events and training events are hosted around the world according to the motto “365 days a year mission ready”. The dog handlers are happy to meet spectators to answer their questions.
The International Search and Rescue Dog Day has been proclaimed by the IRO since 2008. Every search and rescue dog organisation – whether it is an IRO member or not – is invited to publish their event for that day on this website.
International Search and Rescue Dog Organisation
Earthquake-experienced rescue dogs from Japan, avalanche dogs from the Salzburg region and a multiple rescue dogs world champion meet on 26.04. in Salzburg. It is the open day of the IRO, which has its seat in the city of Salzburg.
Dog guides from Austria and Japan welcome visitors with their four-legged companions in the headquarters in Salzburg. They show how rescue dogs are trained and how they search for missing persons, and tell their experiences in earthquakes, avalanches and in the area search.
We thank you for the support of the city of Salzburg!
We look forward to your visit!
Friday, 26.04.2019, 01 – 05:00 p.m.
Moosstraße 32, 5020 Salzburg
+43 662 82 65 26 10
Rettungshundestaffel – Austrian-MANTRAILING-Academy
Presentations, shows, information
Sunday, 28.04.2019, 2 – 4:00 pm
8700 Leoben, Hauptplatz
K-SAR Chile Search and Rescue with Dog Team
Canine Search Training
Canine search training, awards ceremony and reception of new managers
Sunday, 28.04.2019, 12 am – 1 pm
Km 37, Ruta 68, 8320000, Curacaví
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mantrailing – Rettungshundestaffel & Therapiehundezentrum
Public training by the SAR dog team (mantrailing) and by Human Remains Detection Dogs of the “Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mantrailing”.
Sunday, 28.04.2019, 10 am – 4 pm
Ehemalige Porzellanfabrik Schwarzenbach/Saale
+49 176 24 31 60 54
Associazione Nazionale Polizia di Stato Italiana
Two training days in two different location , one in a UNESCO site in north Italy between Milan and Bergamo and another one in Levone near Turin.
Sunday, 28.04.2019, 8 am – 6 pm
Via Veglia 44, 10143 Torino
Gruppo Volontario Cinofilo Acese
Presentation Area Search
The Cinofilo Acese Volunteer Group, UCIS presidium in Sicily, adhering to the demonstrations that raise awareness of the promotion of culture and commitment regarding search and rescue dog work, organized and carried out an area search demonstration-test in the Municipality of Aci Sant’Antonio at Monte Rosso. The employed K9 units: Andrea Chisari with Moka, Giovanni Spadaro with Xena, Francesco Leotta with Kiro, Sonia Bella with Tequila, Giorgia Scuderi with Chloe, and the instructor and trainer Mario Ariosto with Kora and Asso showed their skills.
Aci Sant’Antonio, Catania
IRO member organisation event