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Dogs Sent to Search for Nepal Earthquake Survivors

Posted April 30, 2015 in A Pet's Life

5 search and rescue dogs, along with 6 Southern Californian firefighters are headed to Nepal in hopes of saving lives, reported Maureen Naylor of  Fox KTVU.

5 of the dogs were l trained in Gilroy, California at Sundowners Kennels, run by manager and dog trainer, Kate Davern.They are now putting their training to the test.

Davern says, “They don’t understand that they’re being little heroes on four feet.” Those little heroes’ names are Riley, Pearl, Tanker, Ruby and Stetson.

“It’s amazing how deep a person can be buried and they can still smell them,” says Davern.

Watch the video below to see how Davern trains these brave pooches.

If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian -- they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.

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Tori has more than 2 years of experience in the pet health industry and is junior editor of IDEXX’s Pet Health Network team.

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