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Our Mission

The mission of the American Rescue Dog Association® (ARDA®) is to promote and enhance the capabilities of canine search and rescue/recovery teams by providing education, training, certification programs, and standards of excellence to volunteer canine handlers and/or volunteer canine organizations, which provide as a public service, competent and capable handlers, support personnel, and canines for search and rescue/recovery work. 

News & Notes

It's time to take part in the biggest giving day of the year! Celebrate GivingTuesday whether that be through giving your time, your gifts, talents or monetary contributions. Every gift, both big and small, helps make a difference. 

No matter what holidays you celebrate, that means plenty more good times to be had before we ring in 2022. It also means it’s time to check in with your 2021 goals! From giving to volunteering to kicking a habit you hoped to leave behind, check out these tips to check in with yourself and finish out 2021 strong! 

Remember to take care of yourself this holiday season and give back when you can. The spirit of the holiday is all about spending time with the ones you love and giving back where you can! Help spread holiday cheer this year for yourself and others by following these ten steps!

News & Notes
  • The Search Dog
  • " . . . these things we do, that others may live."

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