Having earned her official SAR (Search and Rescue) vest in Sierra Becomes a Search Dog, our hero is called upon to save the day once more. Sierra has grown since her last adventure and the little Golden Retriever puppy's sense of smell is better than ever! This time, it's Ted who needs help: his free-spirited roommate Fred has gone missing! After a whiff of Fred's stinky sneaker Sierra sets out on another exciting search, full of twists and turns, humor and suspense. Will she find Fred while he dances to the beat of his own drum? With whimsical rhyme, colorful illustrations, and educational facts, Sierra the Search Dog Finds Fred is the second in a series of books for all who love dogs and adventure. The series, Sierra the Search Dog, is inspired by the author's own experience training and leading SAR dogs and is dedicated to the memory of his real-life canine partner.
Robert "Bob" Calkins has been a search and rescue dog handler in Kitsap County, Washington, for more than a dozen years. He currently searches with Sierra's younger brother Magnum, a nine-year old Golden Retriever. He and his dogs have responded to everything from routine missing person cases, to homicides, to the horrific landslide that in 2014 swept over homes in the tiny community of Oso, Washington. Bob is the author of the Sierra the Search Dog series of books for children and adults.