Did you know?
Over 10,000 people go missing in the state of Minnesota each year!

Northstar Search and Rescue has made it our mission to assist Sheriffs Departments and other law enforcement agencies locate as many missing or lost people as possible.

We are one of Minnesota’s leading K-9 search and rescue teams, that has been serving Minnesota and the five state region since 1989, when we were founded as 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

Northstar Search & Rescue is licensed by the state of Minnesota as a Medical Response Unit, License # 8636

Northstar Search and Rescue is able to provide trained and nationally certified K9/handler teams for the following types of searches:

  • Air Scent, Wilderness and Urban
  • Trailing, Wilderness and Urban
  • Cadaver water or land
  • Disaster Searches
  • Evidence Search

Our team only responds to requests from emergency services (Law Enforcement Agencies, Fire, and Emergency Management Services) with authority over the incident.  We do not self deploy and there is never a charge for our services.   We are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.