About Us

Yutes N’ Hounds is a non-profit that works for search and rescue efforts of lost people.

Bloodhounds have been bred for ultra-sensitive noses and have been used for tracking people since the early 17th century. The program also incorporates youth groups into the training to encourage personal development through a special bond with the hounds, foster responsibility and also provide wilderness therapy to at risk youth in the Pacific Northwest area. Please contact us if you are interested in getting involved!

Yutes’ N Hounds provides many avenues for youth to explore nature and develop confidence. This includes care and feeding of animals, real life chores, camping.



Founder Owen Trainor has been a Yamhill County resident for over 30 years. He has been working with dogs his whole life.

Twelve years ago Owen became involved with Blood Hounds. He spent over 2 years learning the ins and outs of training and working them.

His late wife Pamela was an avid volunteer. Owen wants to continue her tradition, as well as do something positive with his life.

Now he works in cooperation with law enforcement and Oregon’s youth to find the lost.