Pearl is a black Lab from California. She was staying at an animal shelter that took particularly keen interest in Pearl. They got to know her better and soon realised that she is a very hyperactive dog.
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation saw an opportunity to be seized. They did some training with Pearl and soon sent her all the way out to Haiti, later she was deployed to assist people suffering in Japan after the 2011 tsunami.
Pearl is more than just a dog to so many people. She’s a life-saver, and that is meant very literally.