Search Dog Foundation - Santa Paula, CA
KBZ master-planned the National Training Center on the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation’s 175 acre site in rural Wheeler Canyon, Ventura County.
KBZ first built project was an entrance park featuring; show grounds, entrance gates, amphitheater and the Canine Memorial Wall. We designed the wall in cast-in-place concrete and sandstone. The memorial includes custom etched- limestone plaques with the names and images of search dogs that have passed on. The project opened on September 11, 2011, ten years from the date of the World Trade Center attack. A ceremony at the wall honored search dog handlers, present at the event, who were deployed to Ground Zero.
The NDSDF mission is to “strengthen disaster response in America by recruiting rescued dogs and partnering them with firefighters and other first responders to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters”.
For more info go to www.searchdogfoundation.org and see video links, the SDF Story.