LAUREL MOUNTAIN K9 SEARCH & RESCUE
So That Others May Live
High on the Mountain
WHO WE ARE
Laurel Mountain K9 Search and Rescue is based in Tioga County, PA. We are a non-profit that was organized to support local Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement agencies in searches for the lost or missing.
Laurel Mountain obtained it's 501(c)(3) status in July 2018. All donations are tax exempt.
Making a Difference
What We Do
Laurel Mountain K9's are worked in a variety of disciplines including; air scent, trailing, human remains and article search.
Air scenting dogs are trained to detect live human scent that is airborne and often these dogs work off-lead to clear large areas of land. They are usually non-scent discriminating, meaning that they detect scent from any human as opposed to a specific person.
A trailing dog is trained to locate an individual by following a scent trail. Since these dogs are scent discriminate, they are typically scented with an article of clothing, vehicle or object belonging to a victim. This dog follows a more direct path on a long line.
HUMAN REMAINS DETECTION
HRD dogs are trained to ignore live human and animal scent and only indicate on human remains. These dogs can be used to find human remains related to crime scenes, old missing persons cases, house fires, small scent sources and natural or man-made disasters.
Article search dogs are trained to located items that have the smell of recent human odor on them. Articles can include anything from clothing, weapons or other inanimate objects that a person has touched. It's a great skill for dogs to have and be able to effectively discriminate what may be a clue or could just be trash, out on a search.