About Alpha SAR

Alpha SAR Team Members at the AlphaCon2014 Seminar
Alpha SAR is a Search and Rescue team based in Houston, TX serving the greater Houston, Galveston, and surrounding areas in the search for missing persons. All members of Alpha SAR are 100% volunteers and are highly trained and certified by local and national agencies. We do train canines to aid in search and rescue, but not all members have canines. We also have flankers, man-trackers, mapping specialists, and UAV imagery.

Our Objectives


To provide trained, highly qualified, volunteer search and rescue personnel at the request of authorized emergency agencies


To provide coordinated use of both highly trained searchers, canines, and untrained volunteers during an incident


To provide training and certification opportunities for the volunteers with and without canines in the field of search and rescue


To provide outreach opportunities to the community to learn about search and rescue

Upcoming Events:

  1. Team Meeting : SE Memorial Hermann

    July 7 @ 18:00 - 21:00
  2. Team Training – Tom Bass

    July 11 @ 08:00 - 12:00
  3. Dog Training – Countryside Park

    July 14 @ 17:30 - 19:30
  4. Team Training – Castillo Community Center

    July 18 @ 08:00 - 12:00
  5. Dog Training – Randolph Park

    July 21 @ 17:30 - 19:30
Trailing Canine Phoenix after a training session

Meet some of the Alpha SAR Canines

Here's a few of the Alpha SAR Canines. Click here to meet the rest of the team!

Human Remains Detection Canine Chase


Human Remains Detection
Nationally certified cadaver dog.
Alpha Search and Recovery HRD Canine Barrett


Human Remains Detection
Nationally certified cadaver dog.
Area Search Canine Lily


In training for wilderness area search.
Human Remains Detection Canine Merlin


Human Remains Detection
In training for human remains detection.
Pasha Human Remains Detection Canine in Training with Alpha Search and Recovery


Human Remains Detection
In training for human remains detection.