OK9ST Portland Oregon
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Requirements to Join:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Be sponsored by a current active member
  • Complete a membership application and waiver
  • Participate in trainings as a guest regularly for at least 4 months before submitting and application
  • Be accepted into probationary membership by a 2/3 vote of active members
  • Pass a background check and interview administered by the county

Requirement to Stay a Member:

  • Successfully complete the OSSA SAR academy during the probation period
  • Pass a 2nd 2/3 vote of the membership at the end of the probationary period
  • Pay annual dues
  • Maintain 1st Aid and CPR certification
  • Maintain annual continuing education SAR requirements
  • Stay active in the group

The organization may close admittance to membership from time to time, based on the needs of the group.

If you are interested in finding out more about K9 search and rescue, please reveiw the Membership and K9 Training sections of this web site, fill out an application, and email us. We will be in contact to answer your questions and invite you to one of our training sessions.