"They can search for the dog."
Translation:Eles podem procurar o cachorro.
Nop. It has a different meaning. Procurar = look for. Pesquisar = search, examine. If you that it seems like they will do some researches on the dog, like through a sirgury and then use its organs, or to study about its species
procurar por = look for. procurar para = look for something TO someone. (I'm looking for the dog = estou procurando pelo (por+o) cachorro. Estou procurando uma coleira (leash) para meu cachorro). Got it?
I think it would have a different meaning here, buscar = pick up. To keep the same meaning, use "ir em busca".
Buscar is also to look for as well. I should know I speak spanish as my 1st language