Dogs are more than pets. With training they save lives by being “Rescue Dogs”

Most of us know little about the extensive role these canines perform to save folks.

We have a Yorkie who could probably bring a Band-Aid to an injured hiker. YOSAR – Yosemite’s Search and Rescue team uses big dogs … they call them YoDogs.

I wanted to share information provided by Jenny Holt, an advocate for the pups. She provided the following info to help enlighten us on these four-legged friends.  Enjoy this guest blog.

THE WORK OF RESCUE DOGS

Dogs have superior vision, advanced hearing and an incredible sense of smell that is roughly 100 times more powerful than our own. These three factors mean that they’re the perfect candidates to lead search and rescue teams in all kinds of disasters.

Unique Skills

Whether it be natural disasters such as mountain slides in the Himalayas, or man-made catastrophes such as building collapses in New York, dogs are able to assist. They can cover large areas quicker than a human search party, can climb rubble without disturbing it and can even track a victim’s scent through the 40,000 dead skin cells we emit every minute. In fact, it’s estimated that one dog can do the work of thirty humans. A dog’s efficiency doesn’t even depend on whether it’s day or night! Unlike their human counterparts, dogs see well in the dark. In fact, sounds carry better at night which means that they’re more likely to be able to locate a victim by what they hear.

Rescue dogs

Rescue dogs to the rescue!

Photo:  Credit and to learn more:  http://www.particularpaws.com/blogs/news/5-amazing-rescue-dogs/

YoDogs

Whether it’s natural disasters such as mountain slides in the Himalayas, or manmade catastrophes such as building collapses in New York, dogs are able to assist. They can cover large areas quicker than a human search party, can climb rubble without disturbing it and can even track a victim’s scent through the 40,000 dead skin cells we emit every minute. In fact, it’s estimated that one dog can do the work of thirty humans. A dog’s efficiency doesn’t even depend on whether it’s day or night! Unlike their human counterparts, dogs see well in the dark. In fact, sounds carry better at night which means that they’re more likely to be able to locate a victim by what they hear.

Remarkable, aren’t they? 

Carpe Diem!
Unrelated thought worth quoting: ” Who let the dogs out? Who, who, who, who?”
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Half Dome permits – How to Improve your odds.

Cables at half dome, yosemite

Make 2017 the year you get to the top of Half Dome

The Half Dome Cables will be up from Friday May 26, 2017 through Tuesday October 10.

225 “day hiker” permits per day are sold for $8.00 via a lottery you apply for in March. Notification is in Mid-April.

Again this year, I will be offering my video seminar: “How to Improve your chances of getting a Half Dome permit.” It’s 35 minutes and dozens watched it last year. No guarantees, but MANY succeeded.

Enter a comment with your interest and I’ll reply with the process.

I will get your email address off the WordPress notification – it will not be seen by anyone else.

The fee is $5.00. No bitcoins.

Carpe Diem!
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Mama’s got a squeeze box she wears on her chest. And when Daddy comes home. He never gets no rest.” – The Who
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2017 Half Dome season | Cables at Yosemite up in May

The Half Dome Cables will be up from Friday May 26, 2017 through Tuesday October 10. 300 hikers are allowed.

225 “day hiker” permits per day are sold for $8.00 via a lottery in March. Notification is in Mid-April. 75 backpackers each day may apply to ascend the cables when they apply for their wilderness permits. Finally, about 50 permits are distributed via lottery EACH DAY during the summer – good 2 days later.

 

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