Neighbors helping neighbors: SEADOGS

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006

Director/volunteer coordinator: Bruce Bowler

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Contact information: 789-2582,

Organization description: SEADOGS provides trained Search and Rescue Dogs through the Alaska State Troopers for emergency search and rescue missions.

Years of service: 28.

Volunteer positions available: Regular and one-time volunteers are needed three hours a week for dog training assistance, which includes wilderness search training and avalance training at Eaglecrest - hiding for the dogs to find. Must be at least a high school graduate. SEADOGS looks for people with strong outdoors and back-country survival skills, good common sense and ability to work with people and agencies.

Background check/prerequisites: Not required.

In-kind/material donations needed: Monetary funding.

• Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska. More volunteer opportunities can be found at To offer volunteer opportunities for your nonprofit organization, call 463-5530.

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