But, a search and rescue dog is something special. You don’t want the wrong dog. To date our team member did make the jump and brought a new re-purposed K-9 home. But, you will have to wait for next week to meet the next K-9 candidate for our team. Link.

So when you fine-tune a canine’s ability for search and rescue, there’s no telling just how many lives can be saved. The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation’s brand-new Search Dog graduate, Eva, is a prime example of this. In a Facebook video … Link.

FARINDOLA, Italy — Italian emergency crews pulled three sheepdog puppies out from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel Monday, lifting spirits even as the search for 22 missing people dragged on five days after the disaster. Link.

lifting spirits even as the search for 22 people still missing dragged on five days after the disaster. One more body was located, raising the death toll to seven, and the first survivors of the deadly avalanche were released from the hospital. Questions … Link.

A few months ago we introduced the fine readers of this blog to our latest K-9 Candidate, Newton … Newton just might be doing agility at a local dog club. But as for search and rescue Newton was more interested in other things and not searching … Link.