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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Illustrated throughout with full color photography, "Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper and Friends Learn to Search the Snow" is a nonfiction picture book that draws parallels between kids' experiences in elementary school and the training days of the avalanche rescue dogs of Crystal Mountain, Washington State's largest ski resort, located in the Cascade Range.
The mission relied on the bravery of fourteen rescuers, five rescue parachutists and six avalanche dog teams.
Specially trained avalanche dogs from Search and Rescue Dog Association (Sarda) Wales were also called in to help.
Specially-trained avalanche dogs that can sniff out people buried in the snow were also being used.