Search and Rescue Dogs of 9/11: Keep hope alive

Dogs need hope

Did you know that? Rescue dog handlers learned that after 9/11 as they worked to save lives and find bodies. The dogs needed to find someone alive to keep doing the hard and dangerous work of searching the hideously smelling wreckage.

A dog’s sense of smell compared to a human’s sense of smell.

A dog’s sense of smell is about 1,000 to 10,000,000 times more sensitive than than a person’s nose.” According to Dog Breed Info.


 How did these dogs do this?

How could these sensitive nosed dogs do this work? It must have required a ton of courage and encouragement. They must have felt sick at finding so few people alive after days of working.

What gives you hope?

What gives you hope for the future?

What keeps you writing, blogging and/or volunteering?

What beliefs help you?

Who is your inspiration?

These dogs and their handlers inspire me. I want to learn how to reset my hope.

Please leave a comment and/or share.

So many in this world need hope, love and caring.

Thanks, Deborah Taylor-French

7 thoughts on “Search and Rescue Dogs of 9/11: Keep hope alive

  1. I first read about search and rescue dogs getting distressed in the book, Scent of the Living by Susannah Charleston. Her dog helped find debri and body parts from the explosion of the space shuttle Columbia. Some of those dogs didn’t handle this search well because it was so depressing. Depressing for the people too. At least the dogs and handlers had each other to help cope.


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