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Is there anything that melts hearts like a puppy? And for some reason, avalanche puppies, that will soon be avalanche rescue dogs, tend to melt the heart even faster. Meet Ritter, Mammoth Mountain’s newest employee and a future avalanche dog. This pup might actually save someone you know someday soon. According to the resort, Ritter is a Duck Toller Retriever.

“Welcome to the Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol team, Ritter,” wrote Mammoth PR peeps on social media. “😍 We can’t wait to watch you grow and learn and become an active member of our Avalanche Rescue Dog Team.”

There are currently seven or so dogs on the Mammoth rescue dog team (give or take, given retirements, etc.), and Ritter looks to be the next in a line of solid rescue pups. You can see the entire team, here. In the meantime, enjoy 30 seconds with the Eastern Sierra resort’s newest employee.


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