Vision: How KYK9 Can Make A Difference

There are 85,000 missing persons in the U.S.   When a person disappears, the families left behind often feel helpless, overwhelmed, and uncertain where to turn for help. The police are tasked with investigating, not searching, and there is no legislative mandate that a missing person be found.  KYK9 fills this gap by helping families search for missing loved ones.  During hours, days and months that a missing person is not located, families suffer an unrelenting anguish of not knowing what happened.  Our goal is to bring the missing home, reunite families and provide closure. 

Mission of KYK9

KYK9's mission is to use scent-specific search dogs in locating missing persons and effecting justice for victims and their families.


KYK9 Search and Reunite deploys scent-specific search dog teams to locate lost or missing persons; find forensic evidence; perform location searches; and locate human remains on land and water.  KYK9 search dogs are investigative tools which assist in missing person, forensic, and death investigations.

 KYK9 is organized exclusively for non-profit charitable purposes and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.