Search Dog Heroes

Providing members of the public with the tools to prepare and act fast when someone goes missing.

About Search Dog Heroes

The Search Dog Heroes project is delivering awareness to thousands of families
nationally whose loved-ones are living with dementia, learning disabilities or mental
health problems; all of which are linked with high risk disappearances, by delivering
educational tools to advise on how to prevent disappearances and how to prepare
for them. This includes how to capture a person’s scent and safely store it in case the
worse happens, through a designed scent toolkit.

If someone you know has gone missing and you are concerned for their welfare, report them to the police.

Capturing and storing a scent

If you would like to capture your or someone else's individual scent and store it in preparation for a possible disappearance, you can do this using everyday items you can buy or find at home. Follow our step-by-step instructions below on how to capture and store scent in a jar.

Capturing your own, or someone else’s scent
4 mins

Sign up to be a Digital Search Hero

We have launched a regular email so that you can be aware of new missing person appeals and share them far and wide! We are also calling on all Heroes to be the eyes and ears for Missing People on the ground. Your sighting of a missing person could make a difference in a crucial time.