By Cat McBride (with permission from Bay Woof)

You’re woken up at 2 a.m. by an emergency alert blaring from your phone. You roll over and check the message: immediate callout for two trailing K9 teams to respond to a search for a missing 6-year-old in Los Gatos. You respond “available” and five minutes later your phone is ringing. “How soon can you be there?” asks the dispatcher. “If I start packing now, an hour,” you say. “Start packing,” she says.

Ten minutes later, you’re pounding an energy drink as you and your dog race down I-680. It’s going to be a long night. (Read more)

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