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ARDA Board of Directors

ARDA Officers

President: Jo Ann Gilhooly,
Search and Rescue Dogs of Maryland

Vice President: Jennifer Massey,
Virginia Search and Rescue Dog Association

Treasurer: Tony Campion
Headwaters Search and Rescue Dog Association

Secretary: Rebecca Myers
Search and Rescue Dogs of Illinois



ARDA Unit Representatives



Joining ARDA

Joining an Existing ARDA Unit

Volunteer Search and Rescue is extremely rewarding, however, it is also extremely demanding and time consuming - you must have flexibility in both your personal and professional life. Typically, volunteers in ARDA member units are expected to adhere to a rigorous training schedule and be available to respond to missions 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you would like information about volunteering with an existing ARDA member unit, please refer to the list of ARDA member units and contact an ARDA member unit in your area for additional information.


Starting a New ARDA Unit

Becoming an ARDA member unit requires an extensive introductory training period before final acceptance, followed by a full field evaluation to ensure the Association's rigid standards can be met. Application for ARDA unit membership is open to non-profit canine search and rescue organizations around the globe.

If you would like more information about starting in ARDA unit in your area, please contact us via email at information@ardainc.org or find ARDA on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ardadogs.

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