Annual Dog Wash — pamper your dog and support a great cause

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - SARTEC K-9 is hosting their annual Dog Wash! Dogs will receive spa treatment to include a bath, pedicure and minor grooming.  K-9 handlers will also be on hand to offer advice.

SARTEC K-9 is a non-profit, all-volunteer unit based in Madison County. It specializes in land and water searches using certified air scenting, man trailing and cadaver dogs. The Annual Dog Wash is the main fundraiser for the group.

The dogs can assist in searches in wilderness, urban, disaster, collapsed buildings, and water settings. The group works with law enforcement on human remains detection cases but does not work felony apprehension searches.

Dog handlers receive extensive training in search operations and theory, traditional search methods, air scent and scent discrimination, rough country rescue and crime scene preservation.

Many are also trained as EMTs & Rescue Specialists.  While the group is based in Madison County they can respond outside the area at the request of local, state or federal authority.

The Dog Wash will be held Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. The cost for your furry friend is a $25 tax-deductible donation.

All dogs must be on a leash!