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Paul Mulcahy

Paul is a member of Lowlands Search Dogs Kent with his male Rhodesian Ridgeback.

About Lowland Search Dogs Kent

Lowland Search Dogs (LS Dogs) is a non-profit, voluntary organisation formed in November 2002. The Kent unit (Lowland Search Dogs Kent) formed in 2009. ‘Lowland' includes farmland, forests, open downland and any other area that does not require specialist mountain rescue experience. We work alongside the Kent Search and Rescue team and our handlers are also members of Kent Search and Rescue.

We can only take part in searches at the invitation of Kent Police and Kent Search and Rescue. We are available free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our primary role is to assist in locating lost or missing vulnerable people within Kent and its surrounding areas. Lowland Search Dogs Kent is entirely reliant on sponsorship and donations to exist and carry out its work. Our team is made up entirely of volunteers who (together with their dogs) undergo constant training and must meet rigorous standards in order to obtain operational status. Our dog handlers and support staff have to fit this in around having full time occupations.

One of the greatest benefits of Lowland Search Dogs is the ability to call upon a large national resource at short notice. For example, if a young child goes missing, the local dog unit can immediately call for the services of all the other teams, thus increasing the professional search resources available to the police.

Lowland Search Dogs Kent oversees the training of our own dogs and the national LS Dogs organisation assesses each dog before they can become operational. Our dogs are re-assessed every 2 years to ensure our high standards are maintained. It can take approximately one year to train a dog to the first operational level with a further 4-6 months to move on to the second operational level. After these basic standards have been accomplished, each dog handler can choose to train their dog in additional search techniques, such as water searches.

How did you become involved?

"My partner, who is a vet, convinced me to attend a trial day being run by a search and rescue dog unit in Norfolk. Our dog did really well and seemed to really enjoy it. I love the outdoors and being able to teach my dog to do something to help the public seemed like a fantastic thing to do, so here I am!”

What is your most memorable success?

"Working as a team with my dog to find missing people gives me great personal success and pride.”

What other successes have you had?

"He has passed his Bronze Kennel Club Good Citizens Award”

"No-nonsense, good quality food. The money is spent on the food and ingredients and not so much on the packaging. It's what's inside that's counts!” Paul Mulcahy

For more information visit the team's website: www.lowlandsearchdogskent.co.uk

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