Types of Searches

MARK9 trains for 4 types of searches: Live Find, Human Remains Detection (HRD) Trailing, and Water.  We do this by seeking out training locations all over the Dallas/Forth Worth Metroplex and the surrounding counties and placing our handlers and their K9s in as close to real situations as training will allow

Some of our canines are trained to find both live and deceased victims. There are some canine team philosophies that believe that you need dogs trained to find only live or only deceased. Why do we train ours to do both? Because when you start a search you are never sure of the outcome. Why start a search with the wrong dog? Or why start a search and have to stop and change dogs? So we hope for the best and train for the worst outcome. 

Select the below links to find out more about each type of search.


MARK9 Search and Rescue (SAR) provides FREE services to Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue, Parks and Wildlife and other official agencies of any size that require the use of highly skilled K9s and handlers to locate missing people.  The team motto is "Always Ready, Ever Able" so the team is available 24/7/365.


MARK9 Search and Rescue
P.O. Box 852495
Mesquite, Texas 75185

Emergency Contact: 972-286-8426


Mark9 search and rescue

Always Ready, Ever able

Emergency CONTACT