OUR TEAM

OUR STORY

Gateway Search Dogs was founded in 2002 by Kathy Roeder, a local woman who recognized the need for professionally trained search dogs, handlers, and field support to assist law enforcement in searches for the missing and deceased.  Since its inception, Gateway has grown into an organization capable of fielding teams for all manner of searches. Our teams were on scene during the aftermath of the Joplin tornado.  We have been called out to search for the missing after floods, and relied upon to help find children who have wandered away.  Canine search and rescue is more than just a volunteer vocation….it’s a way of life.  Every person on this team is dedicated to the motto that defines search and rescue:  So others may live.   

OUR MISSION

Gateway Search Dogs, Inc. is an all-volunteer, not for profit corporation. Our mission is twofold: first, to assist law enforcement to locate the lost or missing utilizing highly trained tracking/trailing, area search and human remains detection K9 teams. Second, we educate the public regarding the prevention of or the response to a missing loved one. These goals remain unchanged. There has never been, nor will there ever be, a charge for our services.

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OUR STORY

Gateway Search Dogs was founded in 2002 by Kathy Roeder, a local woman who recognized the need for professionally trained search dogs, handlers, and field support to assist law enforcement in searches for the missing and deceased.  Since its inception, Gateway has grown into an organization capable of fielding teams for all manner of searches. Our teams were on scene during the aftermath of the Joplin tornado.  We have been called out to search for the missing after floods, and relied upon to help find children who have wandered away.  Canine search and rescue is more than just a volunteer vocation….it’s a way of life.  Every person on this team is dedicated to the motto that defines search and rescue:  So others may live.   

OUR MISSION

Gateway Search Dogs, Inc. is an all-volunteer, not for profit corporation. Our mission is twofold: first, to assist law enforcement to locate the lost or missing utilizing highly trained tracking/trailing, area search and human remains detection K9 teams. Second, we educate the public regarding the prevention of or the response to a missing loved one. These goals remain unchanged. There has never been, nor will there ever be, a charge for our services.

CERTIFICATIONS

Building trust since 2002

Our canine teams are certified through nationally recognized search and rescue organizations with no affiliation to Gateway Search Dogs.  These organizations include, but are not limited to, North American Police Work Dog Association, International Police Work Dog Association, National Association for Search and Rescue, National Search Dog Alliance, Search Dogs of the United States and more.

Board Members
*Operational K9     |    ** K9 In Memoriam       *** K9 in Training

Jan & Tessa

Jan Meyer

President
- NASAR SARTECH II
- Lost Person Behavior Certified Instructor

Tessa *

Satch *

Jake **

Ollie **

Sue

Sue Hartley

Vice President
Training / Field Support Officer
- NASAR SARTECH II
- NASAR MLPI
Marla Vollmer (2) (1)

Marla Vollmer

Treasurer
- NASAR SARTECH II

Ruby *

Rowdy **

Angie Breinin

Angie Breinin

Secretary
- NASAR SARTECH II

Members

Team pic Ed & Hank

Edward Wolfe

Tracking / Trailing

Mack *

Huckleberry *

Hank **

Carey McNair

Carey McNair

Tracking / Trailing

Wallee *

Leo Breinin

Leo Breinin

Member
Melanie Geiger

Melanie Geiger

Member
Faith (1)

Faith Townsend

Member
Jon Houser

Jon Houser

Member
Stacy Earll

Stacy Earll

Member
dangps

Dan Lockett

Member
team2

Devin Daugherty

Member
Sarah Kucharski

Sarah Kucharski

Member
Crystal Wing

Crystal Wing

Member
Jackie McKuin

Jackie McKuin

Member
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Ted Cooper

Auxilliary Member

Active Search Dogs

*Operational K9     |    ** In Memoriam       *** K9 in Training

Tessa1

* Tessa

- National Search Dog Alliance HRD Land
- NASAR Land HRD
- NASAR Disaster HRD
- NASAR Water HRD
- North American Police Work Dog Assn Land HRD
- Search and Rescue Dogs of the US Land HRD
- Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security Land HRD
Satch

* Satch

- National Search Dog Alliance HRD Land

ruby

* Ruby

- NASAR Canine Disaster Responder HRD

- NASAR Sartech II Area Search​

- NSDA Land HRD

 

Mack

* Mack

- North American Police Work Dog Assn Tracking

Team pic Ed & Hank

* Huck

- North American Police Work Dog Assn Tracking

wally

* Wallee

- North American Police Work Dog Assn Trailing

We are a dedicated group of professionals who serve (so others may live).