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Meet Tikka, Colorado’s newest avalanche rescue pup-in-training, and her handler, Erich. They are currently based at the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (aka A-Basin) west of Denver. And yes, she’s a golden retriever.
On average, avalanches kill six people in Colorado every year, so Tikka has an important job ahead of her.
12 thoughts on “So Colorado: Avalanche rescue dog”
Cute, isn’t she. Goldens are so good at rescue work.
Hope you caught the video. It loads very slowly for me.
She’s frickin’ adorable, and a very good girl!
Tough assignment for her trainer!
I know. I just don’t see how he can go in every day. 😉
All those puppy kisses. Terrible. 😋
And he probably has to take his work home at night, too.
That’s really ruff. 😂
Serious job – and it couldn’t be in better paws
I’ve no doubt she’s gonna be great.