Gateway Search Dogs, Inc. is a non-profit, K9 search and rescue organization based in St. Louis, MO.  We assist emergency management agencies to help locate lost, missing or deceased persons.

 Who We Are

A NIMS compliant search and rescue team that assists official emergency mangement agencies in the location of lost, missing, or deceased persons.

What We Do

Gateway serves the public by providing nationally certified K9 search teams and Field Support personnel.  We provide ongoing education and training throughout our volunteer's tenures to ensure that we are ready to deploy on searches and emergency situations throughout Missouri, Illinois and adjacent states.

How We Work

Gateway will only deploy K9 teams and field support personnel at the request of an official emergency management agency such as federal, state, county or local police and fire.

Who We Are

Gateway Search Dogs, Inc.,
is a not for profit, 501(c)(3), Missouri corporation, formed in 2002 in order to provide nationally certified canine teams and field personnel to help locate lost, missing or deceased persons.

GSD serves all city, county, and state agencies without prejudice and will work in cooperation with other SAR organizations.

We are an all volunteer organization and there is never any charge for our service.  We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  GSD operates independently of any political entity.


What We Do

The purpose of this organization is exclusively service, both charitable and educational. The two principal means of achieving this purpose are to:

1. Provide, as a benefit to the public, trained canines and trained support personnel to search for victims lost, trapped, incapacitated or deceased, upon the request of any official agency, day or night, under any and all conditions where canines can operate efficiently, except in the apprehension of criminals.

2. Provide continuous training and education for canines, handlers and support personnel, to improve and develop capabilities to ensure competent and capable search teams and educating the public as to how to prevent emergency situations. This includes, but is not limited to, educational programs for GSD, other search and rescue personnel in the State of Missouri and the public.

How We Work



(i.e. Law Enforcement, Fire Department, Sheriff, etc.)

PLEASE NOTE: Gateway will only respond to a callout initiated by an Emergency Management Agency (sheriff, police, fire, etc). If you are a family member or friend of a missing/lost person, please contact the agency in charge and ask them to activate Gateway Search Dogs utilizing the information above.