Throughout her career, Frida has found over 50 people, 12 of them alive, including the body of a police officer after the Oaxaca earthquake. She's now kitted up again with her boots, her vest, and her goggles, and her handlers are hoping she will save more lives after the magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Puebla, which killed more than 270 people.
15 dogs from the Mexican NAvy's Canine Unit were deployed to help in the search for people in Mexico city but none of them are quite as popular on Twitter as Frida is. The Navy tweeted a collage of photos of Frida, announcing her 52 rescues to the public, and the post traveled quickly. It soon amassed more than 4,000 retweets and almost 7,000 likes.
Even the 'We Rate Dogs' Twitter account posted a fondness of Frida, posting this:
"Meet Frida. She's in the search and rescue division of the Mexican Navy along with two German Shephards. Sadly, she's been busy lately. 14/10"
Frida worked so hard finding children in collapsed Enrique Rebsamen School that she suffered from exhaustion, needing to take a nap with some of her other dogs. After some rest, and a drink of water filled with electrolytes she was feeling great and ready to get back to work. Frida has worked in other places as well, she was deployed in Ecuador during the earthquake of April 2016.
The people love her! And she deserves every ouch of affection the public want to give her. Here are some of the good things people had to say:
Good Dog Frida!