Many of us, especially those of us who grew up with TV classics like Lassie, have a soft spot for heroic dogs.

Dogs are everyday heroes in so many ways, from guide dogs to rescue dogs and those that keep us safe by sniffing out explosives and drugs, there are countless 'tails' of man’s best friend standing up and doing amazing things. Sometimes dogs are heroes just by being our companions, loyal and non-judgemental friends we can always rely on when times are 'ruff.'

Here at Bored Panda we have decided to compile a list of just some of those stories, courageous canines that took on situations by the scruff of the neck and emerged victorious. Scroll down below to check them out, and feel free to add your own stories in the comments!

#1

Layka The Hero Military Dog. Despite Getting Shot 4 Times By An Ak-47 At Point Blank Range, She Still Attacked And Subdued The Insurgent Who Was Attacking Her Handler She Survived A 7 Hour Surgery And Was Recently Awarded A Medal For Her Heroism

Layka The Hero Military Dog. Despite Getting Shot 4 Times By An Ak-47 At Point Blank Range, She Still Attacked And Subdued The Insurgent Who Was Attacking Her Handler She Survived A 7 Hour Surgery And Was Recently Awarded A Medal For Her Heroism

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Meeow
Community Member
3 years ago

Look at him, so handsome!

Meeow
Community Member
3 years ago

She I mean

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Glenda Van Wart
Community Member
3 years ago

she looks So dignified - and rightly so!

Kristen Borders
Community Member
3 years ago

She earned her retirement and a lifetime supply of t-bones.

Jenna Lanham
Community Member
3 years ago

'medal'

Elise Mon
Community Member
3 years ago

LOOKS PROUD ..salute

Monika
Community Member
3 years ago

i hope the doggo got at least some treats, because only people care about medals <3

Barb Logan
Community Member
3 years ago

Please don't call her "doggo"! Don't call any dogs that name!

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Janelle Collard
Community Member
3 years ago

Now That's a Hero!

Dave Chapman
Community Member
3 years ago

Great dog and great story, but seriously BoredPanda writers....it's "Medal" not "Metal"! Well, it may be a metal medal, but that's another story.

Natasha Forchione
Community Member
3 years ago

She looks so fierce in this picture! What a beautiful dog!

Cherie O
Community Member
3 years ago

Brave girl

Nora
Community Member
3 years ago

She stands with full honor!

Birchy Cat
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing animal

varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

D.A.M.N. She badass! And a stunning creature too.

Maria Hagen
Community Member
3 years ago

Salute, Layka!

TheKnightOwl
Community Member
3 years ago

Well done, girl. You're a credit to your breed. I had a German Shepard many years ago, such loyal, beautiful dogs.

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
3 years ago

Bless her heart!

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
3 years ago

Her eyes say it all!

Allana Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Now that is a story of a really GOOD GIRL!

Valerie Davis
Community Member
3 years ago

A true hero !

Tone Sandman
Community Member
3 years ago

A true Hero! ❤

Lana Vasti Els (Mylah)
Community Member
3 years ago

Such a beauty!

Heidi Bean
Community Member
3 years ago

She ROCKS!

Willow
Community Member
3 years ago

Good girl!

Lorleth Rotersos
Community Member
3 years ago

❤❤❤❤

Charlotte
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope they got her a chewable medal as well

Rosalind Nelson
Community Member
3 years ago

How spectacular!

Lindsay Nagel
Community Member
10 months ago

That is a very brave dog.

Soon Teck Tan
Community Member
2 years ago

Best of the best. Elite dog.

Susan Block
Community Member
3 years ago

Let's don't forget these heroes.

Christine Hickinbottom
Community Member
3 years ago

Woof, woof, 👍

Roxanne Horbatuck
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful hero!

Jamie Armitage-Nuttall
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a female. Barry good looking dog stil l.

JelsaRose Covelli
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful Belgian Malinois!! Smart, brave girl <3

Marina
Community Member
3 years ago

Her eyes make me think of a really beautiful and kind woman

Shauday Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

best doggo

Ans W
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like he knows it <3

Anna Milarska
Community Member
3 years ago

gorgeous eyes she has!

Jane Kurys
Community Member
3 years ago

Bless his heart

Catherine Mary
Community Member
3 years ago

Her injuries are horrific, no animal should have this happen to them. How dare we put them into this situation

Catherine Mary
Community Member
3 years ago

This breaks my heart, no animal is less than a human.

Natalie Porter
Community Member
3 years ago

That is definitely a hero. 💜🐾

Toni Natoli
Community Member
3 years ago

What extraordinary eyes she has.<3

Donny Croft
Community Member
3 years ago

I love Layka. <3

Mel Wilden
Community Member
3 years ago

Good dog

Tiffany
Community Member
3 years ago

She’s beautiful

Laura Davidson
Community Member
3 years ago

Look at that expression. She knows it bad arse!

Julie Wilson
Community Member
3 years ago

Fricken beautiful!

Debbie Edwards
Community Member
3 years ago

Precious <3

Sal Altschul
Community Member
3 years ago

What a gorgeous, brave girl!!!

Rose Brooks
Community Member
3 years ago

What a beauty! Brave and handsome. Credit to trainer. Treasure him sir!

Rose Brooks
Community Member
3 years ago

What a beauty! Brave and handsome. So well trained.

Susie CÂûroline
Community Member
3 years ago

The Goodest of girls 💖

Frankie Duke
Community Member
3 years ago

This dog is immortal

Kodwo Mensah
Community Member
3 years ago

Massive!!!!!

godavari doke
Community Member
3 years ago

Brave

Вера Деме
Community Member
3 years ago

A smart and a brave dog!

Beth Wankel
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh sweetie!

faithit
Community Member
3 years ago

her eyes, the soul of a guru

Tammy Gundaker
Community Member
3 years ago

Mali's are awesome dogs!

Tecolote
Community Member
3 years ago

FIERCE

Reenie Smith Shaw
Community Member
3 years ago

He’s thinking yeah, I deserved the medal. Now let’s play!

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

Look at those eyes and you'll see the loyalty to his handler and his love for this country and despite all that he has been thru he serves to please no matter what it is.

JoAnne Klein
Community Member
3 years ago

Handsome, and oh so noble! Our military dogs should have the full support from the government to be cared for their entire lives during and after their active duty.

Mike Rin
Community Member
3 years ago

Handsome good boi.

Charlene Brickey
Community Member
3 years ago

I thank him for his bravery and his service to our country.

Monique Cummings
Community Member
3 years ago

I disagree with putting these dogs in dangerous situations.

Elaine Sokolov
Community Member
3 years ago

The goodest boi

Liessi Haussler
Community Member
3 years ago

She has eyes like steel. What a soul.

Nelly Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Is it just me or did you read seduced instead

Jacki Hileman
Community Member
3 years ago

awesome dog !

Beth McFadden
Community Member
3 years ago

She's so beautiful. Those eyes! And BRAVE!

Carolyn Stewart
Community Member
3 years ago

Not him, her. And she is so proud and beautiful 😊

Patrick Griffin
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm sure she'd rather have a cookie than that medal.

Marilyn Slater
Community Member
3 years ago

Atta girl!

Lisa Marie Havener
Community Member
3 years ago

She is so proud of herself... as she should be. Great job, Layka!

Lisa Marie Havener
Community Member
3 years ago

She looks so proud of herself, as she should. Great job, Layka.

Leslie Tollefson
Community Member
3 years ago

Now THAT'S a good dog, Brent!!

Janine Randall
Community Member
3 years ago

Gorgeous and a Hero-Wow!

Jackie C.
Community Member
3 years ago

She is a very serious looking girl!

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
3 years ago

Layka knew his handlers life was in his paws, well done Layka !!

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

dogs are so much loved by the soldiers. they are great companion

Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
3 years ago

The Dickon medal <3

Mingi Football
Community Member
3 years ago

Gorgeous. So proud!

Victoria Greenlee
Community Member
3 years ago

What a brave, beautiful girl. Her handler must be proud and grateful.

kathryn stretton
Community Member
3 years ago

Sitting so proud. Rightly so.

Marilyn Roberts
Community Member
3 years ago

I think that this one is the BEST, she is so proud, you can see it in her face! Magnificent creature!

Marilyn Roberts
Community Member
3 years ago

"She's the Woman!"

Julie Fahrenbacher
Community Member
3 years ago

Handsome hero❤

Gretel Hallett
Community Member
3 years ago

Such an amazing doggie!

MadamButterfly
Community Member
3 years ago

Shes a QUEEN and should be treated as one.

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
3 years ago

Such a Hero! Beautiful girl!

Lisa Barry
Community Member
3 years ago

All the love and ice cream for this good boy.

Elly Essenberg
Community Member
3 years ago

So brave. Glad he survived.

Barb Logan
Community Member
3 years ago

Be glad that SHE survived!

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Pat Hege
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3 years ago

Even though my dog just laughed at me when I fell in the garden while walking him. He is still my hero, I just love dogs

Richard Carr
Community Member
3 years ago

MEDAL

Lola Run
Community Member
3 years ago

Humans are shit ! Military dog? Nunca lo había escuchado

Joey Ocampo
Community Member
3 years ago

Metallica!

Rebekah
Community Member
3 years ago

Good Lordie, she's gorgeous. And proud!

Paula Alvarez Alvarez
Community Member
3 years ago

Bravo lady!!!!

Ang Daniels
Community Member
3 years ago

Great loyalty and courage. Beautiful girl.

Eva Teodorescu
Community Member
3 years ago

I bet she is so proud of hersef

Liz Griego
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing Hero! ❤️❤️❤️

Vicki Hardy
Community Member
3 years ago

Those eyes........

Hazel Steenman
Community Member
3 years ago

She is a Goddess!

Will
Community Member
3 years ago

Good Soldier! Thank you for your service.

Gillian Black
Community Member
3 years ago

they give thier lives for us just like a human soldier

SueMe
Community Member
3 years ago

This is beautiful

Ilona Glaubitz
Community Member
3 years ago

Gyönyörű vagy Layka

DeadStillPretty
Community Member
3 years ago

Damn, I salute that dog. That is beyond amazing.

Cassie
Community Member
3 years ago

You go, girl!

Heidi Golff
Community Member
3 years ago

Regal brave boy!

Barb Logan
Community Member
3 years ago

GIRL! read the story!

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Laura Gesualdi
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3 years ago

God bless you sweet baby

Rae Craig
Community Member
3 years ago

He's beautiful!

Barb Logan
Community Member
3 years ago

No, SHE is beautiful!

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Janet Swift
Community Member
3 years ago

gorgeous brave dog hope he has early retirement

Barb Logan
Community Member
3 years ago

SHE is already retired.

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Kandis Glasgow
Community Member
3 years ago

Who's a good girl? You are!

Nancy Massi
Community Member
3 years ago

You do NOT mess with a dog with a look like that.

Cassandra Mengle
Community Member
3 years ago

Good Soldier! Thank you for your service.

Sylvia van der Linden
Community Member
3 years ago

Disgusting post. "Despite Getting Shot 4 times?" If you want to go to war, GO! But leave your k9 home!!!! She didn't ask for that.

Su Reis
Community Member
3 years ago

my thoughts exactly...

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Marcia J. Downing
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3 years ago

This truly is mans best friend buy him a steak!

Barb Logan
Community Member
3 years ago

SHE!!! READ!!

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Shaun Obanion
Community Member
3 years ago

fantastic.

Anna Bertane
Community Member
3 years ago

Did she even lose her front right leg??? :'-(

Jenn
Community Member
3 years ago

wow!

Beth
Community Member
3 years ago

Those eyes have seen some things. I'm sad we put this creature in that position.

Natalie Porter
Community Member
3 years ago

That us default hero. 💜🐾

Kawter Salamat
Community Member
3 years ago

number four is best

Jay Raman
Community Member
3 years ago

Which metal?

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
3 years ago

Insurgent? Or “the invaded”?

Janet Swift
Community Member
3 years ago

gorgeous brave dog hope he has an early retirement

Abhisek Chakraborty
Community Member
3 years ago

He looks like a hero from a Hollywood flick!

Barb Logan
Community Member
3 years ago

SHE!!!

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#2

An 8 Month Old Puppy Geo Saved Charlie Riley From Being Hit By A Truck By Pushing The Boy Out Of The Way And Getting Hit And Run Over Instead

An 8 Month Old Puppy Geo Saved Charlie Riley From Being Hit By A Truck By Pushing The Boy Out Of The Way And Getting Hit And Run Over Instead

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Lulu Machete
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3 years ago

What good boy, he deserves a parade!

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#3

Tonight This Guy Barked At Me For Thirty Minutes To Take Him Out Despite Just Going. Turned Out We Had A Gas Leak In Our Apartment And He Just Wanted Us To Get Out

Tonight This Guy Barked At Me For Thirty Minutes To Take Him Out Despite Just Going. Turned Out We Had A Gas Leak In Our Apartment And He Just Wanted Us To Get Out

NobelLandMermaid Report

Lulu Machete
Community Member
3 years ago

Is it just me or does that clever doggo have an "I told you so" look on his face. Super cute.

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#4

Dog Saves Owner’s Life By Lying On Him For Nearly 24 Hours In Freezing Conditions

Dog Saves Owner’s Life By Lying On Him For Nearly 24 Hours In Freezing Conditions

A man who broke his neck outdoors in freezing conditions survived lying in snow for nearly 24 hours thanks to his dog, who kept him warm through the night and barked for help. Anticipating a journey of only several metres, man was wearing just long johns, a shirt and slippers when he went outside, despite the temperature being around -4C. However, he slipped and broke his neck. Kelsey, five-year-old Golden Retriever, kept him warm by lying on top of him, and kept him awake by licking his hands and face

independent Report

TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh, I cannot imagine those terrible 24 hours without Kelsey. I hope the owner recovers well...

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#5

Maggie Snuck Out Of Her Kennel At Night To Comfort Crying Foster Puppies

Maggie Snuck Out Of Her Kennel At Night To Comfort Crying Foster Puppies

abc News Report

Beth
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3 years ago

Aww

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#6

Our Blind Dog Molly Saved The Lives Of 7 People, 2 Dogs, And 4 Cats From Fire

Our Blind Dog Molly Saved The Lives Of 7 People, 2 Dogs, And 4 Cats From Fire

Our house caught fire at 2 am in November, 2016. Our dog Molly woke us up. She saved the lives of 7 people, 2 dogs, and 4 cats. She was blind and given 2 months to live 4 months before the fire. 2 years later, and she is still alive and kicking. We take her to the vet weekly to get fluid drained from her lungs. She is still happy and wagging.

smsali005 Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Molly, you DAWG! :)

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#7

Abbie Saved Little Benjamin By Letting His Mom Know He's Choking

Abbie Saved Little Benjamin By Letting His Mom Know He's Choking

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Lulu Machete
Community Member
3 years ago

Doggo looks super proud, what a good boy.

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#8

This Is Frida - The Good Girl Who Saved 52 People From Mexico's Earthquake

This Is Frida - The Good Girl Who Saved 52 People From Mexico's Earthquake

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Lulu Machete
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3 years ago

Wow! Not many hoomans can make that kind of claim. Well done Frida!!

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#9

A Woman Saved A Pit Bull Just Hours Before He Was Scheduled To Be Euthanized And Less Than A Week Later It Returned The Favor When He Helped Save Her 4-Year-Old Son

A Woman Saved A Pit Bull Just Hours Before He Was Scheduled To Be Euthanized And Less Than A Week Later It Returned The Favor When He Helped Save Her 4-Year-Old Son

A woman saved a pit bull named TatorTot just hours before he was scheduled to be euthanized and less than a week later TatorTot returned the favor when he helped save her 4-year-old son. That night the pit bull began barking and running back and forth between woman and her son. She thought that TatorTot just hadn’t exercised out all of his energy, but the pit bull wouldn’t give up until she finally went to check on her son. He was barely breathing, TatorTot was on his bed, barking and pawing at him, licking his face.

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Meeow
Community Member
3 years ago

Pit always got a bad rep, now this story gave them the clear name.

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#10

When This Service Dog, Figo, Saw A Bus Heading Towards His Blind Owner, He Jumped Between Them In Attempt To Take Most Of The Hit For Her

When This Service Dog, Figo, Saw A Bus Heading Towards His Blind Owner, He Jumped Between Them In Attempt To Take Most Of The Hit For Her

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Lulu Machete
Community Member
3 years ago

Such a brave pupper. Wish I could give him a cuddle.

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#11

Chako Saved His Owner From An Abusive Partner Who Threatened Her With A Knife, Taking 12 Stab Wounds

Chako Saved His Owner From An Abusive Partner Who Threatened Her With A Knife, Taking 12 Stab Wounds

Ring Dog Rescue Report

TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Brave Chako

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#12

Pit Bull Lilly Saved Her Unconscious Owner From Getting Hit By A Freight Train By Covering Her Body And Taking The Hit Herself

Pit Bull Lilly Saved Her Unconscious Owner From Getting Hit By A Freight Train By Covering Her Body And Taking The Hit Herself

One late evening in May 2012, a freight train conductor riding in Shirley, Massachusetts saw the silhouette of a person and a dog on the tracks ahead. He radioed for the train to stop, but could tell there wasn’t going to be enough time. Christine Spain had tripped on the tracks while walking her dog, Lilly, and fell unconscious. The conductor saw that the silhouette was moving — Lilly was attempting to pull her immobilized owner off the tracks. As the train passed over the pair, the conductor claims to have felt a thump. When he was able to safely exit the train, he found Spain unscathed; Lilly had covered her owner and took the hit for her.
While waiting for emergency services, Lilly continued to watch over Spain, though the dog herself was suffering from extreme injuries, including to her front right leg, which had to be amputated in surgery.

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Anna Bertane
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3 years ago

And look, how happy she still is!! <3

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#13

Dog Named Storm Saved An Injured Baby Deer From Drowning

Dog Named Storm Saved An Injured Baby Deer From Drowning

Strong Island Animal Rescue League Report

Meeow
Community Member
3 years ago

Good girl Storm!!! Steak for dinner!!

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#14

Bretagne Was The Last Surviving 9/11 Search And Rescue Dog. She Was 2 Years Old During 9/11 And Passed Away At The Age Of 16

Bretagne Was The Last Surviving 9/11 Search And Rescue Dog. She Was 2 Years Old During 9/11 And Passed Away At The Age Of 16

NYPDSpecialops Report

Elise Mon
Community Member
3 years ago

Honorable dog 👍🐶

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#15

Whenever I'm Sick, My Dog Thinks His Love Is The Cure

Whenever I'm Sick, My Dog Thinks His Love Is The Cure

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Pamela24
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3 years ago

Isn't it? :) <3

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#16

Pitbull Baby Saved The Entire Family When Fire Broke Out In Their House One Night, While Everyone Was Asleep. She Not Only Alerted The Family, But Ran Back Into The Flames To Rescue The Five Family Dogs, Even Dragging One Scared Pooch Out Of The Burning House

Pitbull Baby Saved The Entire Family When Fire Broke Out In Their House One Night, While Everyone Was Asleep. She Not Only Alerted The Family, But Ran Back Into The Flames To Rescue The Five Family Dogs, Even Dragging One Scared Pooch Out Of The Burning House

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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

What an example of bravery

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#17

Feral Dog Rex Was Rescued And Adopted By Ed Gernon. The Dog Found A Dying Hummingbird "Hummer" While Out On A Walk And Refused To Leave The Tiny Bird. Ed Ended Up Taking Her In And The Pair Nursed Her Back To Health

Feral Dog Rex Was Rescued And Adopted By Ed Gernon. The Dog Found A Dying Hummingbird "Hummer" While Out On A Walk And Refused To Leave The Tiny Bird. Ed Ended Up Taking Her In And The Pair Nursed Her Back To Health

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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Dogs DO have feelings...

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#18

Today I Met A Real Hero. Meet Sam, Who Recently Retired After 10 Years And Over 300 Children Found As A Search And Rescue Dog In PA

Today I Met A Real Hero. Meet Sam, Who Recently Retired After 10 Years And Over 300 Children Found As A Search And Rescue Dog In PA

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Maike
Community Member
3 years ago

wow what a DOG he looks like the Legend he is!

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#19

I Walked In To See My Pitbull, Akasha, Who Has Never Had Puppies, Is Now Nursing A 4 Week Old Feral Kitten I Saved.. Nature Is Amazing

I Walked In To See My Pitbull, Akasha, Who Has Never Had Puppies, Is Now Nursing A 4 Week Old Feral Kitten I Saved.. Nature Is Amazing

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

Even animals are adopting but humans are not :(

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#20

This Mama Dog Saved Her Puppies From A Fire And Put Them On The Fire Truck

This Mama Dog Saved Her Puppies From A Fire And Put Them On The Fire Truck

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Beth
Community Member
3 years ago

That is one smart mama

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#21

Kabang - A Dog That Lost Half Her Face When She Knocked Over A Motorcycle, Saving Two Children From A Crash

Kabang - A Dog That Lost Half Her Face When She Knocked Over A Motorcycle, Saving Two Children From A Crash

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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor brave Kabang

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#22

When Jerry Flanigan Was Attacked By Two Pitbulls, His Pet Dog Katy Mae Got On Top Of Him, Shielding His Neck Area With Her Body. According To The Vet She Could've Died As One Of The Bites Was Next To Her Jugular

When Jerry Flanigan Was Attacked By Two Pitbulls, His Pet Dog Katy Mae Got On Top Of Him, Shielding His Neck Area With Her Body. According To The Vet She Could've Died As One Of The Bites Was Next To Her Jugular

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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful girl...

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#23

Kitty Was Being Attacked By 2 Coyotes Who Were Shaking Her By Neck And Tail When Pit Bull Jack Dashed In To Fight Them Off

Kitty Was Being Attacked By 2 Coyotes Who Were Shaking Her By Neck And Tail When Pit Bull Jack Dashed In To Fight Them Off

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Jenn
Community Member
3 years ago

AWWWW good doggo :) 'No one messes with kitty'

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#24

My Best Friend Turns 12 Today. She's Flown In Helicopters, Saved Me From Dozens Of Bears, And Volunteered As A Therapy Dog At A Local Hospital. She's Definitely Earned A Day Off Today

My Best Friend Turns 12 Today. She's Flown In Helicopters, Saved Me From Dozens Of Bears, And Volunteered As A Therapy Dog At A Local Hospital. She's Definitely Earned A Day Off Today

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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

She sure has..

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#25

University Of Illinois Awarded An Honorary Master's Degree To Hero, A Service Dog Who Attended Each One Of His Owner's Classes

University Of Illinois Awarded An Honorary Master's Degree To Hero, A Service Dog Who Attended Each One Of His Owner's Classes

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

That dog indeed has the face expression of a philosopher.

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#26

Dog Named Max Took Three Bullets To Save His Owner When They Were Attacked By Two Armed Robbers

Dog Named Max Took Three Bullets To Save His Owner When They Were Attacked By Two Armed Robbers

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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

One shot in the chest apparently

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#27

Rescue Dog Duke Burst Into Woman's Bedroom, Jumped On The Bed And Began Shaking Uncontrollably. She And Her Husband Decided To Check On Their 9-Week-Old Daughter In Her Bassinet And Discovered The Unthinkable: She Wasn’t Breathing. If Duke Hadn’t Been So Scared, Then They Would Have Just Gone To Sleep

Rescue Dog Duke Burst Into Woman's Bedroom, Jumped On The Bed And Began Shaking Uncontrollably. She And Her Husband Decided To Check On Their 9-Week-Old Daughter In Her Bassinet And Discovered The Unthinkable: She Wasn’t Breathing. If Duke Hadn’t Been So Scared, Then They Would Have Just Gone To Sleep

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Elise Mon
Community Member
3 years ago

bravo 👏🏻

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#28

On A Cold Winter Night This Dog Found An Abandoned Baby In A Field. She Carried Her Back To The Pen Where She Kept Her Warm Through The Night

On A Cold Winter Night This Dog Found An Abandoned Baby In A Field. She Carried Her Back To The Pen Where She Kept Her Warm Through The Night

On December 12, 2008 in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, a dog named China was honored with the Shining World Hero Award by Supreme Master Ching Hai, for her brave maternal love. On a frigid winter night China found an abandoned baby girl in a field and carried her back to the pen that held her own newborn pups. Together with her pups China kept the baby warm through the night until her human caretaker heard the cries of the infant and took her to the local hospital for medical attention. The baby was aptly named “Esperanza,” meaning hope, at the hospital.

Argentina News Group Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Kinda reminds of Mowgly, or the legend of Rem and Romulus.

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#29

Dog Saved Another Dog That Was Buried Alive

Dog Saved Another Dog That Was Buried Alive

Man was walking his dog who began behaving peculiarly, and he noticed the dog buried up to her head. Only her head was visible and it was difficult to see given the amount of earth covering her. She was surrounded by rocks and also she was attached to a large sack filled with gravel (to keep her from escaping). Thanks to a dog and owner who happened to see her head emerging from the ground the buried dog survived

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Beth
Community Member
3 years ago

God, people are disgusting creatures.

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#30

Dog Named Buster Saved His Owner By Alerting His Wife

Dog Named Buster Saved His Owner By Alerting His Wife

"Our Hero Buster came into our lives when my husband started a job that required him to travel. I looked for a puppy and found the best friend ever. Soon after Buster came into our lives my husband became very sick. After multiple hospital stays and surgeries he came home from the hospital. Buster was 10 months. My husband was sleeping downstairs in our living room, he was unable to use the stairs after his operation. Buster and I were sleeping upstairs, we were having a terrible ice storm that night. Buster woke me up barking. That wasn't like him. He's not a barker..I thought he may have heard a snow plow outside, but I realized he wasn't barking at the window, but he was barking at the bedroom doorway. I decided since I was awake I would check on my husband. It was a good thing I did, when we got downstairs my husband was unconscious on the floor. He had gotten up and blacked out. He hit his face on a piece of furniture and cut his face. When I got him to the hospital his blood pressure was 55/30. The doctors said if I hadn't found him when I did he very likely would have stroked out and possibly died...If it wasn't for Buster I never would have gone down to check on my husband, I didn't hear him fall but Buster did..My husband thanks Buster everyday for saving his life."

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Bambi
Community Member
3 years ago

You rock Buster..

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#31

Dog Refuses To Leave His Family's Eight Goats; Protects Herd And Baby Deer From California Wildfires

Dog Refuses To Leave His Family's Eight Goats; Protects Herd And Baby Deer From California Wildfires

By 11:10 we could see the first of the flames across the valley. By 11:15 they were growing larger and the winds went mad. We had loaded up the dogs and cats, but Odin, our stubborn and fearless Great Pyrenees would not leave the goats.

Even under the best of circumstances it is nearly impossible to separate Odin from the goats after nightfall when he takes over the close watch from his sister Tessa. I made a decision to leave him, and I doubt I could have made him come with us if I tried. We got out with our lives and what was in our pockets.

Cars behind us on Mark West Springs Road were pouring flames out of the windows as they roared down the road. Later that morning when we had outrun the fires I cried, sure that I had sentenced Odie to death, along with our precious family of bottle-raised goats.

Today, we were able to make it back to the smoldering wasteland of our forest. Every structure is in ruins. Trees are still burning.

Yet, eight goats came running to see us and get cuddles and kisses. Dixon has a burn on his back the size of a nickel. Other than that they are perfectly fine. Odin’s fur is burned and his whiskers melted. He is limping on his right leg. And he has adopted several baby deer who huddle around him for safety and water from their trough, which is miraculously intact and full of relatively clean water.

We dropped off several bails of orchard grass and gave them fresh water. Tomorrow we hope to reunite them all with his sister Tessa. I’m sure Odin believes she is perished. I can’t wait to see their faces when they see each other.

Odin has lived up to his namesake. Pray for him and his charges. He is our inspiration. If he can be so fearless in this maelstrom, surely so can we

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Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
3 years ago

Tearin up...*sniff*

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#32

Sergeant Stubby Was A World War I Hero Dog Who Saved His Regiment From Surprise Mustard Gas Attacks And Once Caught A German Soldier By The Seat Of His Pants

Sergeant Stubby Was A World War I Hero Dog Who Saved His Regiment From Surprise Mustard Gas Attacks And Once Caught A German Soldier By The Seat Of His Pants

He served for 18 months and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and once caught a German soldier by the seat of his pants, holding him there until American soldiers found him. Sgt. Stubby is the subject of an upcoming animated film, scheduled for release in April 2018.

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Samantha Bing
Community Member
3 years ago

Love the name - so noble

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#33

Roselle, A Labrador Retriever Guide Dog Who Led Her Owner Michael Hingson From The 78th Floor And Away From The Collapsing Buildings

Roselle, A Labrador Retriever Guide Dog Who Led Her Owner Michael Hingson From The 78th Floor And Away From The Collapsing Buildings

Roselle had led Hingson through the noise, smoke and rubble of the office to descend the stairway. Once on ground level in the middle of the human panic Roselle remained focused as they continued walking away from the chaos.

When they were about two blocks away, Tower 2 began to collapse. To escape the ash and debris, they started running for the subway. Roselle eventually guided Michael to the home of a friend in mid-Manhattan where they stayed until the trains were running again. They were finally able to arrive home in New Jersey after seven that night.

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JillVille Child Care
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing how dogs can keep their calm while humans panic. What a dog! Good Girl!

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#34

Mercey Protected His Owner From 4 Male Invaders After They Pushed Their Way Into The Apartment Of A 30-Year-Old Female Victim. The Dog Jumped To Protect Her Owner And Suffered Life Threatening Injuries In The Attack With A Machete

Mercey Protected His Owner From 4 Male Invaders After They Pushed Their Way Into The Apartment Of A 30-Year-Old Female Victim. The Dog Jumped To Protect Her Owner And Suffered Life Threatening Injuries In The Attack With A Machete

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Ana
Community Member
3 years ago

My God? What kind of people are these? 4 of them, with machete? Damn!

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#35

This Pretty Lady Chased Off A Bear For Me And My Cat Tonight. Meet My Hero Abigail

This Pretty Lady Chased Off A Bear For Me And My Cat Tonight. Meet My Hero Abigail

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JillVille Child Care
Community Member
3 years ago

The cat appreciates her hero too it seems :)

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#36

Faith, A 4-Year-Old Dog Called 911 When Its Human Leana Had A Seizure And Fell Out Of Her Wheelchair. Faith Is Trained To Summon Help By Pushing A Speed-Dial Button On The Phone With Her Nose

Faith, A 4-Year-Old Dog Called 911 When Its Human Leana Had A Seizure And Fell Out Of Her Wheelchair. Faith Is Trained To Summon Help By Pushing A Speed-Dial Button On The Phone With Her Nose

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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Incredible...

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#37

Erick Robertson Pets Porkchop, A One-Year-Old Search And Rescue Dog, As He Receives Fluids Intravenously To Treat Dehydration From Days Of Work At Ground Zero After 9/11 Attacks

Erick Robertson Pets Porkchop, A One-Year-Old Search And Rescue Dog, As He Receives Fluids Intravenously To Treat Dehydration From Days Of Work At Ground Zero After 9/11 Attacks