Emma is in the business of saving lives, but food and dust allergies were making her life miserable.
Although Emma means the world to her owner Amanda Wise, her chronic allergies and constant itching were keeping both of them awake at night and causing hotspots and discomfort for Emma.
Pick of the Litter
Amanda Wise and her family had been breeding labradoodles for a while. Working together with another breeder, their female labradoodle, Autumn, had birthed four litters of happy healthy labradoodles. Knowing that her fifth litter would be her final, Amanda decided to keep one of the pups.
Picking a puppy is always hard, especially when you’re attached to one of the dog’s parents, but in the end, Amanda chose Emma for her winning personality and has grown to love her even more in their three years together. When asked about Emma’s importance in her life Amanda said, “She means the world to mean. She’s everything to me.”
Emma the Working Dog
Aside from being a cherished member of her family, Emma is also an important member of her community. As a certified American Working Dog Association air scent dog, Emma helps police and fire departments in the region find missing people, possibly saving their lives. Many of these missing people are children or elderly people suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
To keep her air scenting skills sharp, Emma and Amanda participate in weekly training sessions. When they arrive at a search location, Emma and Amanda are assigned a search area of 40-120 acres. Amanda said, “If there’s anybody in that [area], she will find that person.”