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 Training – Transportation Center

    April 19 @ 08:00 - 12:00
  2. Dog Training – League City

    April 21 @ 17:30 - 19:30
  3. Team Training – Jack Brooks

    April 25 @ 08:00 - 12:00
  4. Dog Training – Meador Park

    April 28 @ 17:30 - 19:30
  5. Event – MOCK Search Arkansas

    May 1 @ 12:00 - May 3 @ 17:00
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!

Trailing Canine Kindle


In training for HRD.
Human Remains Detection Canine Sparta


Human Remains Detection
In training for human remains detection.
Human Remains Detection Canine Merlin


Human Remains Detection
In training for human remains detection.
Trailing Canine Havok


Trailing, Human Remains Detection
In training for both trailing and human remains detection.
Trailing Canine Halle


In training for trailing.