estimates that close to one million rescue dogs are imported annually from regions not known for stellar canine health and safety standards. They include dogs from Puerto Rico, Turkey, several countries in the Middle East and as far away as China and Korea. Link.

But today we take a few moments to celebrate the life of K9 Pepper from California who was killed in the line of duty. Our thoughts are with her team and especially her partner and handler. A Riverside County Search Dog volunteer lost his K9, named Pepper … Link.

TUCSON – The death of a police dog during a hiker search is reminding crews the dangers of rescue operations. A Kingman Police Department K9 died over the weekend. Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos said no department dogs are used in hiker rescues … Link.