Things were not going well for Pearl. The energetic Labrador retriever was living in an animal shelter in California. Then someone from the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation-a group that trains dogs to look for people hurt or lost in disasters-decided to adopt and train her. When a huge earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, Pearl and her handler went to the country to help. There, Pearl's training would certainly be put to the test. Would she be able to rescue people buried under rubble and debris caused by the earthquake?
Look inside to find out more about Pearl and other amazing Labrador retrievers-as well as surprising facts about the big dog's history, its physical appearance, and its personality. It won't be long until you discover what every Lab owner knows. These aren't just big dogs-they are also dogs with big hearts!