New Member Applications 2021

We’re Hiring!

Well not really hiring since KCSD is a 100% volunteer organization but we are now accepting applications from people interested in joining King County Search Dogs. You do not need to have a dog to apply; in fact some of our most successful members waited until after they joined to select the best puppy for them. You can download the application instructions here: READ_ME_First_2021.pdf

Tryon1Before you apply please watch our virtual information session video on YouTube. It provides a great introduction to King County Search Dogs, our recruitment process and applicant expectations. You should also read through our website which has lots more information about what we do and how we train dogs. Search dog work is rewarding but applicants should understand that it is a long term commitment and can be demanding for participants and their families.

A complete application includes:

  1. KCSD Application
  2. KCSO Emergency Worker Application
  3. Picture of you (alone)
  4. Picture of your dog (alone)
  5. Copy/scan/photo of Driver’s License
  6. Copy/scan photo of Auto Insurance Card

Send application materials in one email to:

Do NOT send anything directly to the Sheriff!

Applications Close June 28, 2021
Applicant training (without their dogs) to begin as soon as July 2021
Applicant and dog “Meet and Greet” with current members October 2021

Send questions to: