Southern Maryland Search & Rescue Dogs
P.O. Box 667
Contact via E-Mail
The Southern Maryland Search and Rescue Dogs, Inc. (SMASARD) was formed in July, 1992. Our purpose as a non-profit organization is to provide volunteer search and rescue using canines and emergency medical care as indicated. On January 1, 1993, SMSARD went in-service with the St. Mary's County Emergency Operations Center, located in Leonardtown, Maryland. January 16, 1993, we were activated for our first search - to locate an 8-year old boy that was missing from his home near Lexington Park, Maryland. November 1995, we assisted the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Naval Investigative Service in locating the body of a murder victim at the St. Mary's County Landfill. As of January 1, 1997, SMSARD has participated in 36 searches in both St. Mary's and Calvert Counties, with 2 searches being criminal in nature.