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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. 

AMPWDA HRD National Seminar Coming to Detroit - Oct. 6-8


Wolverine State Search and Recovery and the Wayne State University Police Department are proud to present a three day American Mantrailing, Police and Work Dog Association (AMPWDA) Human Remains Detection seminar in Detroit.

Urban & Crime Scene HRD Training in Downtown Detroit!

Open to Intermediate and Advanced Dogs only.  

Class size is limited - Sign up today. 


Visit to register.

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 Teams Gryphon, Bowie and Daisy on earning their Urban Trailing Certification through North Star International. 

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