scent of the missing: love and partnership with a search and rescue dog
Humans have long used dogs, with their remarkable scenting abilities, to pursue and recover people who have fallen prey to crime, misadventure, or catastrophe. Recent tragedies such as the tsunami in Japan and Hurricane Katrina have brought search and rescue (SAR) recovery to the forefront of daily news. In Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search and Rescue Dog, Susannah Charleson introduces us to this world as she vividly describes the adoption and training of her puppy, Puzzle. Together they undergo extensive training to work with Dallas's elite Metro Area Rescue K9 unit. This memorable tribute to the dedication of dog-handler teams is an essential read for dog lovers.
Other recommended books about human-dog relationships are:
- Last Dog on the Hill: The Extraordinary Life of Lou by Steve Duno
- Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love by Larry Levin
- Paws & Effect: The Healing Power of Dogs by Sharon Sakson
- You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secret of Happiness by Julie Klam
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