Distinguished Dogs

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Working dogs can be heroes-just like people. In Distinguished Dogs, learn how: a Port Authority Police K-9 was killed at New York's World Trade Center on September 11, 2001; sled dogs helped stop a disease from spreading in Nome, Alaska; military working canines save soldiers on the battlefield; Newfoundland dogs pull drowning victims from the water; and pets have saved their owners' lives. Read all about hero dogs and the handlers that train and depend on them.
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Working dogs can be heroes-just like people. In Distinguished Dogs, learn how: a Port Authority Police K-9 was killed at New York's World Trade Center on September 11, 2001; sled dogs helped stop a disease from spreading in Nome, Alaska; military working canines save soldiers on the battlefield; Newfoundland dogs pull drowning victims from the water; and pets have saved their owners' lives. Read all about hero dogs and the handlers that train and depend on them.
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Can a working dog be a true hero? In this book, Marie-Therese Miller explores the stories behind the most famous working dogs in history. Young readers will learn the stories of Sirius, a Port Authority Police K-9 who died in the New York World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, as well as Balto, whose life saving serum-run through Alaska in 1925 is commemorated by a bronze statue in New York City’s Central Park. Readers will also explore the landscape of American history and see how military dogs saved the lives of U.S. soldiers during World War II and Vietnam. This is a compelling account of how dogs have saved lives and provided invaluable companionship throughout history, earning military accolades and a spot in the hearts of admirers of all ages. This is a wonderful addition to the “Dog Tales” series, which features true tales about amazing dogs. Reviewer: Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.
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