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Eco Dogs
by Judith Bauer Stamper ISBN: 9781617721526

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Meet a new kind of working dog: the eco dog! These heroic hounds team up with wildlife scientists to help save endangered animals and habitats all over the world. Using their super sense of smell, eco dogs track down invasive species, collect samples from endangered animals, and stop the smuggling of rare animals. These dogs have helped protect animals like grizzly bears, sea turtles, and cheetahs! It takes a special kind of dog to do this kind of work, however. Only a dog that has lots of energy, good concentration, and enjoys working with a trainer has what it takes to become an eco dog. Packed with real-life stories and dramatic, full-color photos of eco dogs at work, this book is sure to be a favorite of dog lovers everywhere.

 

 

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Comfort Dogs
by Natalie Lunis ISBN: 9781627242875

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Meet Isaiah. Hes one of nearly 70 golden retrievers who are sent around the county to perform a special jobto comfort and calm people after a tragedy has occurred. From meeting survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing to victims of Hurricane Sandy, these specially-trained dogs help relieve peoples stress as they provide peace and comfort. Run by the Lutheran Church Charities, the comfort dog program is truly an example of the amazing ways a furry friend can bring happinessor even just a smileto people when they need it most. With real heart-warming stories and full-color photos of these lovable canines, this book is sure to appeal to dog lovers everywhere.

 

 

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War Dogs
by Meish Goldish ISBN: 9781617724527

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One night in February 2010, a suicide bomber approached an American military base in Afghanistan. Wearing 25 pounds of explosives, the man tried to sneak inside the building. However, three dogs--Sasha, Target, and Rufus--started barking and attacked him. The bomber set off his explosives by the door instead of inside the building, and all of the soldiers at the base survived the attack. Sasha, Target, and Rufus were heroes! In this book, young readers will meet the courageous canines that work with the U.S. military to search for explosives and guard soldiers, weapons, vehicles, and buildings. They'll also discover the history, training, and care of these loyal working animals. Full-color photos and dramatic true tales capture the stories of these brave dogs and their mission to keep U.S. soldiers around the world safe.