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Wolverine State​

Search and Recovery​​​​​



Wolverine State Search and Recovery is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides search and rescue services to law enforcement agencies in locating missing persons.  We are an all-volunteer group of experienced K-9 teams, specializing in scent-specific trailing and Human Remains Detection (HRD).  Each K-9 team is required to be certified through external agencies.  

Based in Southeast Michigan, WSSAR is available to respond to SAR requests throughout the Midwest. 

2023 Urban Trailing Seminar
Registration is now open.   


Back by popular demand!  WSSAR is proud to present the 2023 Urban Trailing Seminar

DATE:   June 15 - 17

LOCATION:  Detroit, MI 

COST:  $350/K9 Team 

To register or for questions, contact us at

Meet our K-9 Teams
All deployable WSSAR K-9 teams are nationally certified through external agencies.


WSSAR is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization 

Our K-9 handlers volunteer their time and resources.  



Congratulations to Team Gryphon on earning their national certification in Human Remains Detection (HRD) from the American Mantrailing, Police and Work Dog Association (AMPWDA).  Gryphon also holds certifications in HRD from the National Search Dog Alliance (NSDA) and in Trailing from North Star International (NSI).

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