Governance & Membership
GSSD operates under the Bylaws of our Articles of Incorporation. Membership, training, deployment, and mission standards and protocols are managed through a set of guidelines and policies that are revised when applicable.
Our mission as a nonprofit is to provide, as a free public service, trained canines and handlers for search and rescue efforts to visitors and people of Pierce County, and Washington State, in cooperation with local law enforcement, Tribal nations, and other agencies on a twenty-four-hour basis, while providing continuous training and education to our team to ensure a competent, capable, and professional response in times of need.
Promoting the abilities of trained and proven canine search teams as assets to emergency search and rescue operations.