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Two Heroic Dogs Sniff For Mudslide Survivors

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Meet Rogue and Booter.

They are two pooches in Washington State that are working to help find people that are still missing after the devastating mudslide several days ago.

Dana Medlin of Phoenix Fire Department explains, "the dogs can smell things that are down below 15 to20 feet down. You've seen those pictures of people walking in the mud and they can't get around they've got backhoes we can send the dogs out and they can cover that area in no time at all."

They're able to do that because of the training they do at home where they work for treats.

The dogs are extraordinarily good at what they do like scour all kinds of areas and situations

Medlin says they help give the rescuers a, "degree of certainty. Somebody is there somebody is not there.  We don't want to commit crews to a certain spot to dig and dig to find something that is not there so we have ways of confirming it we know they're not perfect but we believe they're the best tool out there."

Rogue and Booter leave every morning at 6:00am with their handlers out of sky harbor airport.

They join about 20 other pooches from around the country that specialize in these types of recovery efforts.

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