If you are interesting in joining our team as a handler or support, or if you would just like more information or to
come out and observe training, please contact the MAT+SAR K9 Team at or:

PO Box 876467
Wasilla, AK 99687
(907) 745-6727
(907) 444-5207


MAT+SAR K9 is a Unit of MAT+SAR Search & Rescue, a non-profit organization based in the Matanuska Susitna Valley of Alaska. Our handlers are all
volunteers who provide their own dogs and pay all the expenses of feeding, veterinary care, travel, and purchase of
needed equipment.

Teams are trained in airscent, trailing, land and water cadaver, avalanche and evidence search and required to
pass a proficiency evaluation prior to participating in searches. In addition to training the dog, handlers are
required to have training in first aid, land navigation, wilderness survival, search strategy, and many other related

Teams are dispatched by the Alaska State Troopers and other local law enforcement agencies and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.