If you are interested in training your dog in CARDA, please use this page.
For legal, operational, and safety reasons, CARDA can only respond to search and rescue mission requests through our sponsor, the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA), at the request of the responsible public safety agency.
CARDA cannot deploy on search missions at the request of family or friends of the missing person. If you are in need of search and rescue services, contact the appropriate local law enforcement agency.
CARDA cannot search for lost pets. If you have a lost pet, we suggest you investigate these resources.
If you have questions about CARDA, before you write to us, please read the following:
Also, please note that CARDA, as an organization, does not accept donations of dogs. We can forward to our members information about available dogs that are suitable for SAR work.
If you would like to contact us by snail mail, we can be reached at:CARDA
If you would like to contact us by email, please use the form below to submit your inquiry. Please use the "Join CARDA" link above, if you'd like information about how to join. That will automatically put you in touch with someone in your area.