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Rainmattstrasse 10
PO Box 8263
CH-3001 Bern

Phone | +41 31 387 74 80

24 hours a day 0844 441 144

REDOG - Swiss association for search and rescue dogs

Every year 3000 people go missing in Switzerland. They either lost their orientation during a walk, or suffer from dementia, or were hit by health problems during a trip to the mountains. Suddenly, they find themselves in a life-threatening situation in which their survival depends only on the action of rescue dogs. Even in case of earthquakes or explosion blowing a house off, the dogs’ noses are still the most reliable location device.

The Swiss Association for Search and Rescue Dogs (REDOG) has created the Catastrophe Dog Unit and the Search Dog on Site Unit, which trains teams of rescue dogs and mantrailing. REDOG is a Rescue Organization of the Swiss Red Cross. As member of the Rescue Chain, REDOG is an organization recognized by the Swiss Federal Department of Development and Cooperation (DDC) and known for its operating experience in humanitarian interventions during catastrophes.

Our units can be contacted 24/7 at the emergency contact number 0844 441 144. The search is free of charge for the relatives of the missing person.

This is possible as we are a voluntary organisation which relays on committed and certified members. If your interests are either purely individual or you want to get more information about how to become a volunteer, and if you have further questions or you want to receive more details, please feel free to visit Disposals.



International Training Week 2016

The International Training Week 2016 has come to an end. 200 dog trainers from 13 nations of Asia, North and South America, North Africa and Europe met in the disaster village in Epeisses, close to Geneva, Switzerland. The exchange of know-how, the joint training and discussion, as well as interesting lectures were intended to enable the participants to optimize their abilities to search for missing and buried people.

Photos and reports on our photo gallery, Facebook or Instagram redogschweiz or redogtweets #itwch16





05. December 2016 (13:06)

REDOG findet einen Vermissten

Ein Grossaufgebot von REDOG und Polizei übers vergangene Wochenende brachte am Sonntagmittag die... more

24. November 2016 (11:50)

REDOG geht in die Luft

Die Suchhunde von REDOG erhalten Unterstützung aus der Luft: Drohnen des Schweizerischen Verband... more

31. October 2016 (14:58)

Acht Hundeteams der Katastrophensuche bestanden Test

Sechs neue Hundeführerinnen und Hundeführer mit ihren Hunden ergänzen das Team der... more

03. October 2016 (16:13)

REDOG im Verkehrshaus Luzern

Erleben Sie einen Tag lang live das Training der Rettungs- und Suchhunde von REDOG im Verkehrshaus... more
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