Baxter to the Rescue in Japan

Gary Durian and BaxterIn the wake of last week’s horrendous tsunami, relief and rescue workers from around the world have descended upon northern Japan. And right there on the front line is Baxter.

Baxter is a golden retriever from Los Angeles. He is one of several dogs from the United States on the scene as part of a response effort authorized by the U.S. State Department.

Baxter himself was rescued from an animal shelter in February 2006 by the nonprofit National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. Certified in canine research in 2007, Baxter has been hard at work at many disaster locations including the Gulf Coast in 2008 to search for survivors of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

From rescued to rescuer, looks like Baxter has found a great way to return the thanks.

Read the full story.

Photo courtesy of National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

Tagged , , , , , ,

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Supporting Rescue $ Adoption since 2000

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter

horizontal divider horizonal divider

Explore the Community
Check out local eventsAdd your resourceFind a dog parkPets and the militaryPurchase an adList your event for FREEConnect with FriendsBusinesses Giving BackFind a breed rescue groupPurchase a subscription
Skip to toolbar