The Story behind the Story A New Job for Pearl Search Dog Foundation
Allyn Lee has volunteered in Connie Forslind’s class since her daughter was Connie’s first grade student. Connie invited the former Oakland Zoo docent to share her interest in animals and nature through weekly lessons and activities. In early January, the lesson focused on wolves and their descendants, dogs. When the devastating earthquake struck Haiti, Allyn shared the news about the canine search and rescue teams working to locate and rescue survivors. Research led her to the Search Dog Foundation and the canine teams that make up California Task Force 2. The story of these amazing dogs needed to be told.

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ASPCA 2010 Dog of the Year!

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A New Job for Pearl was written by Allyn Lee and illustrated by students in Connie Forslind’s second grade class. This is the true story of Pearl, a homeless dog that became part of a search and rescue team through the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. Pearl traveled to Haiti with Fire Captain Ron Horetski and the California Task Force 2 team. The highly-trained dogs located survivors who could not have been found by humans. Our book was created to raise $10,000 to sponsor the training of a search dog through the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation in Ojai, California.

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Founded in 1996, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen America's emergency response network by producing the most highly trained canine-firefighter disaster search teams in the nation. SDF recruits rescued dogs and partners them with firefighters, providing the canines and the training at no cost to their departments. SDF receives no government funding and relies solely on support from individuals, private foundations and companies to produce these highly-skilled teams.

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