Emergency number

At your service around the clock

Alarm 0844 441 144

The services are free of charge.

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Postfinance | 80-70388-0
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Office REDOG
Rainmattstrasse 10
PO Box 8263
CH-3001 Bern

Phone | +41 31 387 74 80


Swiss association for search and rescue dogs

Every year 3000 people went missing in Switzerland. They either lost their orientation during a walk, because of mental illnesses, or were hit by health problems during a trip on the mountains. Suddenly, they find themselves in a life-threatening situation in which their survival relays only in the action of rescue dogs. Even in case of an earthquake or an explosion that blows a house off, the dog’s 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.

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





29. August 2016 (11:42)

12 Katastrophensuchhunde-Teams bestanden Test

Für die Suche nach Katastrophen wie bei einem Erdbeben trainieren die REDOG-Freiwilligen jahrelang... more

31. July 2016 (18:00)

RED G: Our dogs on the search for blood group 0

Blood saves lives. It is when it is missing that we realize this! New blood donators help that... more

22. June 2016 (15:28)

Acht Teams bestätigen die Einsatzfähigkeit der Geländesuche

Heftige Regenschauer und Schneefälle. Mehrere Hangrutsche im Testgelände. Kurz gesagt:... more

21. June 2016 (14:16)

Verstärkung für das Mantrail-Team

René Widmer hat mit Nico den Einsatztest der Mantrailer bestanden. Herzliche Gratulation! Nun zählt... more
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