Search and Rescue


We are a 501c(3) non-profit (Tax ID Number 46-3436895).  We operate solely on donations. We train to be ready when we are needed. Your donation will help train our Search and Rescue teams.  

Chase The Tail

A benefit for Big Paws Canine Academy & Foundation and Prairie Dogs Search & Rescue.

Building Fundraiser – Chase The Tail

Supports the Building Fund for Big Paws Canine Foundation & Prairie Dogs Search and Rescue!

Location:  Shenanigans Sports Bar and Grill, 1903 S. Ellis Rd., Sioux Falls, SD

Ticket Sales:

5:30-7 p.m.

*Drawing at 7:10 p.m.


    • 2 tickets for $5
    • 5 tickets for $10
  • 20 tickets for $20


  • One winning ticket is drawn each week and wins 10% of the week’s sales
  • Winner must be present to win and has 5 minutes to claim once announced
  • The winner then draws a card from the deck, if the Tail is drawn, they win the pot
  • If the Tail is not drawn, 40% of the week’s sales go into the pot
  • The pot will build until the Tail is drawn
  • 50% of each week goes to Prairie Dogs Search and Rescue and Big Paws Canine Foundations Building Fund
  • Interest earned on the account will go to the Building Fund

MISSION STATEMENT: To provide without cost, certified K9 teams to Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, Fire Departments or other official search agencies for search and rescue of lost, trapped, or incapacitated subjects, day or night, under any and all circumstances where dogs and searchers can operate safely and efficiently.

Our Teams live in Sioux Falls, Canistota, Brandon, Plankinton, Flandreau, and Mitchell, South Dakota.