We are a safe haven in Dutchess County NY for canines, specializing in retired search and rescue bloodhounds.
Our goal is to transition retired search and rescue bloodhounds into a family environment to enjoy their retirement. Additionally, we will be rescuing canines from various shelters and providing them with training in the areas of tracking, search and rescue and therapy.
We are a 501c3/non-profit organization.
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These are some of them, most were golden retrivers and labradors, but also included german shepherds and other breeds. Sadly most are dead now, while many people forget them and don’t spare them a thought. 

As people lay dying, trapped and hurt, a team of nearly 100 loyal and courageous search dogs put their lives on the line to help humans. Without them, many more would not have survived, yet few people consider them. 

In such a chaotic, terrifying, hot, acrid-smelling, smokey and loud environment, countless human lives depended on their ability to focus, listen, respond to their handlers, and work tirelessly. Stepping over cracked glass, hot tarmac, through flames and thick smoke, being winched over deep ravines, they battled on to seek out survivors and bring them aid. 

They worked around the clock, day and night, searching, sniffing, over and over. Not only did they search, but they comforted - many eyewitnesses speak of how the dogs would stop and sit by newly-recovered victims, giving them a sense of hope and relief, before moving on to look for the next. As the situation became desperate, and the rescue workers and fire teams became utterly distraught at the amount of people who were recovered dead, these dogs brought them comfort, sitting with them on breaks, letting them grieve.

Many of these dogs are old, and have passed away. Let us remember the courage and loyalty they showed at such a horrendous event. They didn’t have a choice, but nonetheless they did what was asked of them and helped save countless lives. Don’t let their bravery be forgotten today either, or their determination to be a ‘good dog’ despite the scary and dangerous environment around them.

And let’s not forget that these dogs actually became depressed when they kept finding dead bodies; they thought they were failing to save people. The workers helping had to hide in the ruble just to let the dogs find a living person and lift their spirits.

I still remember the smell in the air that month

This has been a difficult past few months for everyone involved with MHBR. We are still recovering from the sudden loss of Madison. Now we have to share some more awful news; Rosie has cancer. We are keeping her comfortable for now and monitoring her for any new sores or growths.

This has been a difficult past few months for everyone involved with MHBR. We are still recovering from the sudden loss of Madison. Now we have to share some more awful news; Rosie has cancer. We are keeping her comfortable for now and monitoring her for any new sores or growths.

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THE “DRIVEN TO BARK” CAMPAIGN 

Petplan has started the 'Driven to Bark' campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars. There is also a White House petition which encourages the passing of laws to address this issue. Unfortunately we hear reports every summer about dogs being left inside hot cars. Click here to learn more about the Driven to Bark campaign. Please share! 

We really need some help! Our vet is amazing and did all she could for Madison but we now have a $960 bill to pay. If anyone is willing to help us, we’d appreciate it. You can donate through the paypal link on our website.

http://www.midhudsonbloodhounds.org/how-you-can-help.html 

Thank you!