rescue dog

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rescue dog

n
1. a dog trained to assist rescue workers. See also search dog
2. a dog that has been placed in a new home after being abused, neglected, or abandoned by its previous owner
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The mission relied on the bravery of fourteen rescuers, five rescue parachutists and six avalanche dog teams.
At one time, most avalanche dogs were German shepherds, despite the St.
Specially-trained avalanche dogs that can sniff out people buried in the snow were also being used.