K-9 Search & Rescue Services
c/o Harry E. Oakes, Jr. SAR Coordinator.
P.O. Box #1472 Longview, Washington 98632 USA
Mobile phone: 503-705-0258
Office phone: 360-414-8093
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
PLEASE DO NOT CALL our office or mobile # until after you've
completed sending our office the below listed information. This last
month we've received over 75 phone calls requesting information
about our SAR services. The information is all written down below.
Help us save $ by not calling us until you've completed sending us
the requested information and then texted us at 503-705-0258
("Pending search Read email).
get an error message Please send to my personal email at email@example.com
your email subject line please indicate your name,
city, and topic.
Example: Deb, Ridgefield, WA. "Lost pet" or "missing
want a missing person, pet , or consulting contract, please
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
if you get an error message send to my personal email at
If this is for
a missing pet, please do the following.
Email us at the above email address.
We'll need your Name,
home address, city , state, zip code, home telephone #, mobile #,
weight, sex, breed(s)?
Identification Tag, and Microchip
brand and #
seen? Date Last Seen?
Once you've sent this to our email
address, please TEXT our
SAR Coordinator at 503-705-0258.
and send the following text. "Search
request, check email".
If this is for
a missing person, we'll need the following information before we'll
send you a contract.
current mailing address, city , state, zip code, home/office/mobile
telephone#'s. Email addresses. Your relationship to the missing
member, friend, etc).
We'll also need the missing
age, date of birth, weight, hair color, hair length, eye color,
stocky, obese? Clothing description.
weight, identifying marks, scars, tattoos, medical concerns,
Shoe size? Underwear
type? Pants, shirt, jewelry, watch, glasses, contacts?
Missing persons last known address,
city, state, zip code, telephone# home/work/cellular.
Seen. Exact location.
description of what has been done to find this individual.
city state phone# and Case # of police report filed?
The reason for us requesting all this information before we agree to
help you is because we average about 4 calls a day between missing
persons and or lost pets from around teh world. We prioritize our
missions. We're an International Search and Rescue Team. This means
we respond ANYWHERE on planet earth.
So please no more
questions such as "Do you provide service in New York, or LA, Ca.?
the obvious answer is YES.
Once' you've sent us the info we requested by email and then texted
the 503-705-0258 then, and only then call and leave a message on our
office # at 360-414-8093.
We're trying to cut back on the # of incoming and outgoing calls to
our office and cellular phones. You can help us help you by
following our guidelines.
Here's our fee schedule.
If we're driving, we charge $25.00 per hour (each way) from
Longview, Washington to your location and back. We also charge for
the cost of fuel, meals, motels, any other travel expenses.
If it's a short travel and search to and from Portland, Ore. or
Seattle, Washington, you will not usually be asked to pay for any
motel costs. We'll give you an estimate of what the search will cost
before you sign the contract.
Search fees are $200.00 for the first hour then $50.00 per fifteen
minutes of searching after the first hour. Most searches last
between five minutes and one hour.
Most person searches last between 30 minutes and 6 hours.
You must sign a contract for services before we respond.
We accept cash and credit cards only in US Currency. No checks of
any kind are accepted to include Echecks.
I only fly to and
from disasters. Other wise I drive. Flying. We fly first
class only to
and from the search site. (Unless it's a helicopter flight or
a small fixed wing aircraft, of other private jet.
We fly out of Portland, Oregon. We fly all airlines except
SW airlines as they openly discriminate against service animals and
search and rescue dogs.
You must follow our instructions above and email and text us.
Contact our coordinator, obtain and complete a contract for
services, then you must pay for our airfare and make reservations
for the search and rescue dog to fly IN CABIN with the search and
rescue dog handler.
You must also make reservations at a motel / hotel.
Send us the confirmation codes for the airlines ticket and the motel
reservations. The room must be 100% non smoking. LaQuinta is a great
motel for our search dog teams.
We'll need transportation from the airport to the motel and then to
the search area and back again. Unless we rent a vehicle.
Person transporting the search dog team(s) must be a NON SMOKER, and
at no time will he / she transport our search dog team(s) with any
of the transporters pet(s) on board the same vehicle at the time of
It's not a bad idea to bring along a blanket or large towel for the
search dog(s) to lay on while being transported.
We average between 550 and 750 calls a year.
With you providing the above information in the listed format, you
will help us help you bring closurer to your case. We have a 99%
success ratio of either finding the victim, or finding out what
happened to them, picked up, killed, where this occured, etc. We
have 25 years of experience providing professional SAR and K9 SAR
services. We can track a scent trail up to a year from when the
person(s) or Pet(s) disappeared. We've documented several successes
on our web site with this time line. If this is a missing person(s)
or Pet(s) request during a major disaster, tornado, fire, flood,
hurricane, earthquake, please follow the above listed guidelines and
we'll work with you on our fees and travel expenses.
Mr. Harry Oakes
K9 Search and Rescue SAR Coordinator.