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Animal Rescues:

We do not do animal rescues. We suggest you contact you local Humane Society or animal rescue organization.



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  1. How do I Join ... ?
  2. Where can I find someone that does animal rescues ... ?
  3. Why doesn't your team go out of state ... ?
  4. Who is Rampart Search and Rescue ... ?
  5. What is the best bread of dog for search and rescue ... ?
  6. When is the best time to Join ... ?

How do I Join ... ?


There are several ways for one to join. Are you looking for an Adult application? If so, go to the Membership page and download the application .pdf, fill it out and mail it to our address or email it to info@rampartsar.com


If you're looking for an Explorer application, go to the Explorers page and download the application.


Application Fees


Adult applications require a $20 (one time) application fee payable at the time of application. Explorer application requires a $10 yearly fee paid at time of application. The fee covers special events though out the year. Plus it covers the yearly liability insurance through the BSA.



How to turn in your application


  1. Either one of the  above applications can be mailed to: RSAR, P.O. Box 33336, Northglenn Colo 80233-0336
  2. Come to one of our Business Meetings. They are held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Adams County Sheriff's Office Sub Station 4201 East 72nd Ave, Commerce City 80022. We meet on the second floor at 7:00 P.M.
  3. Stop by our booth at several civic functions held in Adams County through out the year.

All applicants must pass a background check conducted by the Adams County Sheriff's Office.

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Where can I find someone that does animal rescues ... ?


Rampart Search and Rescue does not do animal rescues, nor do our dogs look for any animals. the reason our dogs are not trained to search for animals, they would never look for humans. They would go off on some rabbit and leave a victim out there in harms way.


If you are looking for a animal rescue  look in the phone book. Call your local Humane Society, animal shelter or local vet for a group that does animal rescues in your area.


Rampart Search and Rescue has spent many hours of personal time and money for training the largest bloodhounds teams in the USA for human scent.

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Why doesn't your team go out of state ... ?


Our when requested will go out of Colorado. We sent two teams after Hurricane Katrina for two week, until we started to get shot at in Sidel and a dog team was requested in Wyoming looking for a Alzheimer's patient. So yes; we do get out on occasion.

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Who is Rampart Search and Rescue ... ?


Rampart Search and Rescue has been designated as the search and rescue provider for Adams County, Colorado by Sheriff Douglas N. Darr under statutory authority. Rampart is also a member of the Colorado Search and Rescue Board and is listed as a state asset in the Colorado Resource Mobilization Plan.

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What is the best bread of dog for search and rescue ... ?


Several breeds in the sporting, hound, and working groups can be very suitable for search and rescue. We suggest that the handler determine which breed(s) they believe would best suit their lifestyle as this puppy will be a member of their household for the life of the puppy. A list of breeds often found working search and rescue is:

  • Australian Shepherd
  • Belgian Milionis
  • Bloodhound
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • German Shepherd
  • Golden Retriever
  • Labrador Retriever

PLEASE NOTE: Rampart Search and Rescue is not a agency that trains dogs. Only members that have, or the team was donated a search dog; can become a Rampart search K9. With that said, if you have a dog and you have been on another SAR team, then you are welcome to contact us for membership.

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When is the best time to join... ?


Any time is the best time to join. We are always looking for Adults and Explorer members.

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