Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog

Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog

Susannah Charleson


An unforgettable memoir from a search-and-rescue pilot and her lively canines partner

 

In the wake of the Oklahoma urban bombing, Susannah Charleson clipped a photograph from the newspaper of an exhausted canines handler, face buried within the fur of his search-and-rescue puppy. A puppy lover and pilot with seek event herself, Susannah used to be so moved by way of the picture that she made up our minds to volunteer with an area canines staff and shortly came across firsthand the lengthy hours, nonexistent pay, and infrequently heart-wrenching effects they face. as soon as she certified to coach a puppy of her personal, she followed Puzzle, a robust, brilliant Golden Retriever dog who exhibited designated aptitudes as a operating puppy yet who was once much less drawn to the position of compliant condominium puppy. Scent of the Missing is the tale of Susannah and Puzzle’s adventures as they look for the missing—a misplaced youngster, an Alzheimer’s sufferer wandering within the chilly, indicators of the group amid the particles of the distance commute Columbia disaster—and get to the bottom of the secret of the bond among people and dogs.

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