How You Can Help

MinnSARDA is a 501c3, non-profit organization.

Our goal is to provide trained dog/handler teams to assist public safety agencies in the event of a missing person.

  • Our services are available 24/7 and are FREE of charge to requesting agencies.
  • All unit members are unpaid volunteers.

As a non-profit, we can’t do what we do without support from generous people like YOU!

Please consider helping our teams with a tax-deductible monetary or in-kind gift.

  • $200 pays seminar fees for one handler
  • $100 provides vaccinations for one dog
  • $50 pays for one annual team certification
  • $30 equals 1 months’ worth of heart-worm medication for 3 unit dogs
  • $5-10 can be used to purchase rewards such as toys or treats for the dogs


Donations can be made in a variety of ways:

  • Direct donations by check can be sent to: MinnSARDA, 7335 223rd Ave NW, Elk River, MN 55330
  • Through (see “Donate Now” on the right column or below)
  • Through
  • Shopping at may donate a portion of your purchases to MinnSARDA. Also, see our Amazon Wish List link below to send us items directly from

Wish List:

  • Financial, apparel, and equipment sponsors (dog food and survival gear companies, etc.)
  • Gas cards in any amount to cover travel to search locations
  • GPS units and accessories
  • Healthy dog treats
  • STURDY dog toys
  • Gift certificates for places that sell outdoor gear such as REI, Dicks, Cabelas, and Gander Mountain
  • Small, strong flashlights and headlamps for night work

View our wish list and send items to us directly from Amazon!