Yumenosuke is a dog with a very important job: He’s a rescue dog, and he’s spent much of his life assisting a team in finding survivors in post-earthquake rubble. He’s been doing this important job since 2010, when an NGO dedicated to humanitarian relief (Peace Winds Japan) found him at an animal shelter in Hiroshima. What they didn’t realize at the time that Yumenosuke had already been through a crisis of his own. Trembling and afraid, this four-month-old puppy had managed to survive — Perhaps his past made him stronger and more able to rescue others in their time of crisis. Learn more about Yumenosuke and his story below.
**Check out a video of this brave and inspirational pooch in action, below.**