MSD was founded by a small group of volunteers in 1990 on the idea of creating a team or strong dogs and handlers with solid skills in map, compass, lost person behavior, and all-weather durability. A professional group that brought team effort each and every time they were called upon and knew that any success or set back was not on an individual, but on the team. We still hold to those same foundations and work hard to keep what they created improving, evolving, and staying true to the mission.
Today, as the oldest NIMS compliant non-profit K9 search and rescue team in Indiana, we are comprised of volunteer professionals that train and certify to the highest best practice standards possible. Our mission continues to be providing qualified certified K9s and ground search personnel to aid our local and national authorities locate lost and missing people free of charge.