Duke — a four-year-old Golden Retriever who loves to spend time outdoors with his family.
Duke especially loves going on hikes, but during a recent trek through Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains, the 100-pound dog got stuck on a difficult trail and needed the help of a few kind rescuers to get him out of trouble.
The 100-pound dog cut his paws when the trail he and his mom were hiking turned into sharp rocks. Duke’s mom tried to carry him to safety herself, but the terrain beneath her feet was still too rough to walk on and the narrow trail had a steep drop-off. So she called North Shore Rescue for help.
Within minutes, air operations coordinator Tim Blown and the rest of his team responded to the scene via helicopter.