From puppyhood, Ellie has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog. She can track down a lost child in a forest or an injured victim under a fallen building. She finds people. She saves them. It's what she was meant to do.
But Ellie must do more. Her handlers - widowed Jakob and lonely Maya - need her too. People can be lost in many ways, and to do the job she was born to do, Ellie needs to find a way to save the people she loves best.
I have to admit, I found the training process to be quite interesting. All the different things that Ellie had to get used to. From how to find someone, to walking over different types of terrain, to being calm when being lifted in a harness, and more. Ellie, a shepherd, excelled at having a job to do. She became a good search and rescue dog, and then had life become difficult for her... (I won't give away the story)... rescuing people was something that Ellie wanted to do throughout her life. Being with her people and then helping other people gave her a sense of purpose.
It's a book worth reading.
Interested in Learning More?
Hound and Found.
Canadian Search Dog Association.
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