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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.

Using our scent kit

If you have one of our scent capture kits, it’s simple to capture and store a scent to give our Lowland Rescue search teams, and their Search Dog Heroes, the best possible chance of finding the missing person quickly and safely.

Capturing your own scent for a kit
5 mins
Capturing a scent for your family or client
5 mins

Using items from home

If you don't have one of our scent kits, you can still capture a scent for yourself, a loved one or a client, using everyday items from home. Follow the step-by-step instructions below on how to capture and store scent in a jar.

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