BBB Business Review

Text Sizesmall medium large

This business is not BBB accredited.

International K-9 Search & Rescue Services

Additional Locations

Phone: (360) 414-8093 PO Box 1472, Longview, WA 98632

BBB Business Reviews may not be reproduced for sales or promotional purposes.


We're a 24/7 on call K9 SAR team. Available to respond anywhere in the world to search for missing persons or lost pets. I also teach all aspects of Search and Rescue. Rope rescue, Swift water SAR, Avalanche SAR, Wilderness SAR. USAR (Urban SAR), Man tracking, Pet First aid. Disaster preparedness. Forensic Scent Evidence. Mountain Rescue. Also provide Expert testimony in the courtroom on "Scent, Scent evidence, K9 SAR, SAR Training, all aspects of SAR". Also provide Accident / Death investigations, homicide reviews in Disaster, water, Wilderness, Desert, Jungle, Urban, Rural settings. Transportation accidents. 

BBB Accreditation

This business is not BBB accredited.

Businesses are under no obligation to seek BBB accreditation, and some businesses are not accredited because they have not sought BBB accreditation.

To be accredited by BBB, a business must apply for accreditation and BBB must determine that the business meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses must pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that affect the rating for International K-9 Search & Rescue Services include:

  • 1 complaint(s) filed against business that were not resolved

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 1
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on International K-9 Search & Rescue Services
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: July 12, 2005 Business started: 01/01/1997 in OR Business started locally: 01/01/1997
Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Mr. Harry Oakes, Owner & SAR Coordinator
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Harry Oakes, Owner & SAR Coordinator
Business Category

Safety & Rescue Equipment Sales & Services Animal Rescue Relocation

Method(s) of Payment
Cash or Credit card.
Refund and Exchange Policy
It says on our contracts there are "No guarantees of success and NO refunds". 
Alternate Business Names
Be Safe- Help Us Find You Child Safety Programs

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
NR -----
Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.