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8 Apr

Rescue Dogs Continue Search In Washington After Deadly Mudslide

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Search and rescue dogs have worked around the clock since a mudslide ravaged Oso, Washington and left several people missing. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

It has been more than two weeks since a major mudslide ravaged Oso, Washington and with reports of missing persons lingering, search and rescue dogs are working around the clock to find any signs of life.

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A search and rescue dog continues to look for signs of life. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

Their jobs haven't been easy. Last week, cold temperatures and rain forced rescue teams to suspend operations for two days to give the search dogs a break. Today, the search continues as 12 people remain missing, according to the Associated Press.

33 people have died.

What does it take to become a search and rescue dog? Lots of play drive, a great nose and about TWO YEARS of training! Find out more about the lives of working dogs and relive moments from Glory Hounds

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