International Search and Rescue Dog Day
Search and rescue work is not just a hobby, but a way of life. IRO dogs are deployed worldwide more than 2,000 times a year to save lives. They find people who are buried under avalanches or they search for children who have lost their way in the forest. Some dogs even go on international missions following large natural disasters such as earthquakes or tidal waves.
On Int. Search and Rescue Dog Day, you can experience how a small, helpless ball of fluff quickly becomes the lifesaver of tomorrow. On this day, you have the opportunity to see search and rescue dogs and their handlers in action up close. Presentations, information events and trial training events are held around the world under the motto "Ready for you 365 days a year". The dog handlers are happy to meet the public and to answer their curious questions.
The International Search and Rescue Dog Day has been proclaimed by the IRO since 2008. Every search and rescue dog organisation - whether it is an IRO member or not - is invited to publish their event for that day on our website.
You can find further information about this special day and a review of the last Search and Rescue Dog Day here: www.rescue-dog-day.org