Shaka The Golden Retriever Pup Is Out To Rescue Your Heart

I didn’t even know my heart needed to be rescued until I saw this face.

1. This is Shaka, the newest member of the Squaw Valley Avalance Rescue Team.

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2. The rescue team is very skilled as both search-and-rescuers as well as avalanche awareness teachers.

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3. Between riding on chairlifts, chilling on snowmobiles and playing scent-based seek-and-find games, these pups have fun in training.

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4. They’re even members of the Placer Country Sheriff Search and Rescue Team so their help can extend regionally, if necessary.

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5. This little goober was named after a long-time patroller and avid surfer “Shaka Don” Schott.

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The “shaka” handsign, a closed fist with thumb and pinkie held out, means “hang loose” among surfers.

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6. Shaka is still in the process of training to get to be with the big guys but he’s doing great so far!

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7. He certainly has the dutiful look to make for an outstanding rescuer.

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8. Plus, he’s downright adorable!

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