When we first began offering our services as a search and rescue organization, we were determined to do it our own way. We decided that in the case of missing persons, especially children and the elderly, nothing mattered to us except that someone was missing. We didn’t care who they were, what color their skin was, how much money they had (or didn’t have), or how much (or how little) coverage their disappearance was getting in the press. What did matter to us was that everyone deserves a second chance at life and that we possessed the dogs and the skills to help ensure that they got that second chance.

We formed our first search and rescue service and began calling and offering our dogs whenever we heard of a missing person in our home state of North Carolina or in the southern portion of nearby Virginia. We have never refused to go on a search, no matter what the conditions might be. We refuse to charge for our services–neither one of us can stomach the thought of telling a parent that we wouldn’t go on a search for their missing child because they couldn’t afford to pay us.

We feel it is important to cooperate with law enforcement and will not go to a search without permission from the agency in charge of the search.