A rescue dog standing in the snow.

Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper and Friends Learn to Search the Snow

by Elizabeth Rusch Author

While we all believe our dogs who were rescues actually rescued us, this is about those dogs that literally save your life. Packed with information, this surprisingly thin book gives illustrations and examples of the life Avalanche Dogs live. With a fun little narrative, this picture book explains types of avalanches, the ways dogs are trained for rescues, and how the dogs respond during an actual emergency. A great book for people, young and old, looking to learn a bit more about wilderness emergency response or to affirm their belief that dogs are truly a human's best friend. Some unbelievable facts, illustrated with gorgeous photographs of the Cascade Mountains and adorable photos of the dogs that work there.

Winner of a bunch of honors (Junior Library Guild, Oregon Spirit Award, etc).