Berkshire Search & Rescue Dogs - BSARD

Someone is reported missing every 90 seconds in the UK. Berkshire Search and Rescue Dogs is a fully qualified Lowland Rescue team of volunteers on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to support the police search for, locate and reunite high risk vulnerable missing people with their loved ones.

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Spring is on the way and we are pleased to announce some new arrivals to the team, all belonging to existing members. Welcome to Jersey, Ghost and Chester seen here at one of our essential training sessions having supervised play. Check out their individual photos in the comments ❤❤❤ ...

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Welcome pups‼️

'Allo loony search pups, welcome to "the game" 😉

Oh how gorgeous 💙💙💙

Caroline Thomas omg look 😩😍

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💷 Police and Crime Commissioner awards £20,000 to Search and Rescue Teams across the Thames Valley.

This funding will be used to support a range of areas including advanced mapping systems and equipment for Search Technicians.

Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue, Buckinghamshire Search & Rescue and Lowland Rescue Oxfordshire have each received £5,000 to fund the costs of MAPYX and assist with running costs.

Berkshire Search & Rescue Dogs and Search Dogs Buckinghamshire have each received £2,500 to assist in the teams running costs, as well as equipment for the Search Dogs and Technicians.

Funding received has been largely secured through the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF), a joint fund managed by the PCC and Thames Valley Police Chief Constable.

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Well the snow has put some smiles on some faces - young and old (and the dogs had fun too!) Check out some of the videos in the comments! ...

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Good to see you all taking training seriously! 🤪🤣

Great photos

Stunning

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It was a cold morning for our essential training today, but team Aaron and Chilli clearly worked hard! It is Aarons birthday today, but we dont think any candles are going to be needed 😂😂 ...

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Páramo Directional Clothing your jackets are keeping our team members warm 😃

Lol! Happy birthday. 🐾

Steaming 🤣🤣🤣happy birthday x

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We regret to have to share some terrible news from the team.
Over the weekend, at one of our essential training sessions Search Dog Blaze suffered a fit and unfortunately despite everyone’s best efforts, could not be saved.
Blaze, an English Springer Spaniel first qualified as a Search Dog in 2018 with his handler Sara.
Words cannot express how the whole team is feeling right now, we are all heartbroken.
Blaze was a huge personality and lived to work. The bond he had with his handler was truly exceptional. He will leave a gaping hole in all our hearts.

Stand down Blaze.
Rest in peace.
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We regret to have to share some terrible news from the team. 
Over the weekend, at one of our essential training sessions Search Dog Blaze suffered a fit and unfortunately despite everyone’s best efforts, could not be saved. 
Blaze, an English Springer Spaniel first qualified as a Search Dog in 2018 with his handler Sara. 
Words cannot express how the whole team is feeling right now, we are all heartbroken. 
Blaze was a huge personality and lived to work. The bond he had with his handler was truly exceptional.  He will leave a gaping hole in all our hearts. 

Stand down Blaze. 
Rest in peace.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Gutted to hear this 😢

Blaze you will be much missed you crazy, gobby, bonny lad. It was a pleasure to watch you and your Mum Sara grow into a truly fantastic area search team. Rest easy lovely boy xx💔

Thoughts are with Blazes handler and search family. Rest those paws 🐾 x

So very sad. Sorry for your loss especially Sara. 💔

So sorry - sending love 💕

We are devastated by this news, Blaze was such a huge character our condolences to Sara and our thoughts with the team - rest in peace Blaze thank you for your service

Run free and forever Search Dog Blaze. You will be missed by many people and your SAR family. Stand down my friend. 🌈

RIP Blaze. Our condolences from everyone in the team.

Rest in Peace Blaze. Thank you for your service

All our thoughts are with Sara and the entire team. RIP Blaze 🐾 from your SAR family

So sorry for your loss as a team and for Sara especially. There’s never a good time for them to leave us but you know he left you doing what he loved. Rest in peace SD Blaze x

Our deepest condolences from everyone here at the team. RIP Blaze

So very sorry to hear this, such a huge loss to the family and to the wider search and rescue community We lost Bob, a mountain rescue search dog, in very similar circumstances in 2019 - it’s totally heartbreaking when they’re taken so suddenly from us Rest easy Blaze 🌈 Sincere condolences to Blaze’s handler x

We are so sorry for your terrible loss Sara and for your team also. What an amazing dog. Run free Blaze.

I’m so sorry to hear this Sara. Blaze was a goodun. I can’t imagine how you are feeling. My thoughts are with you and your family. I hope there’s mud on the the other side xx

This is such terrible sad news about Blaze. So very sorry to hear of this - Sara sending you and all your family my very best 💔xx

From all of us at Trossachs search and rescue condolences to you all and your beautiful dog. Our thoughts are with you all at this time

From our team to yours.... our deepest sympathy! WV K9 Search and Rescue, Inc.

Rest easy Blaze. You will be missed by many but you did an amazing job. Our thoughts with you all

So very sorry to hear this. Thank you for your service Blaze, stand down and sleep well 🐾

Oh, Sara. My heart goes out to you. Having lost two still active operational search dogs in the past. Big hugs, Sara. Words won't help, but remember Blaze with love and gratitude for the time you shared together and hold onto those cherished memories. Blaze, R.i.P and run free, lad xxx🌈

Words cannot adequately express the sadness felt at hearing such sad news. So sorry for you loss, Sara. RIP Blaze.

What a sadness for your loss. Go rest high, K9 Blaze. Deep sympathy, Handler Sara. Navajo County Search and Rescue K9 Team.

Bless, RIP Blaze. Thoughts are with Sara and the team. Condolences from all at G4H Rescue.

Sad news to hear. It's a terrible loss for any handler. Remember those days and nights you shared. Journey well Blaze

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Some great news from the lovely folks over at Dignity. Thank you so, so much.Thank you to everyone who voted in our poll last week to help us split the £2,000 raised from our Charity Christmas Baubles. We have reviewed the results from all of our social media channels and the majority of you would like us to split the donations equally between Samaritans plus nine other charities randomly selected from our charity well. We have used a random selector to choose these charities. So, without further ado, we're excited to announce that we will be donating £200 each to the following fantastic charities...

❤️ Samaritans
🧡 Pet Blood Bank UK
💛 Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary
💚 Hounds for Heroes
💙 Garbos German Shepherd Dog Rescue
💜 DogLost.co.uk
❤️ Farnham, Camberley and Districts Cats Protection
🧡 Medical Detection Dogs
💛 Berkshire Search & Rescue Dogs
💚 Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service
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Some great news from the lovely folks over at Dignity. Thank you so, so much.