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

Martin Schoeller Report

Meeow 1 year ago

Look at him, so handsome!

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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

albanpix Report

Lulu Machete 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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

dogshaming Report

Lulu Machete 1 year 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

fridafan Report

Lulu Machete 1 year 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.

lifewithdogs Report

Meeow 1 year 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

AP Report

Lulu Machete 1 year 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 1 year 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.

Lilly the Hero Pit Bull Report

Anna Bertane 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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

KOCO 5 News Report

TC 1 year 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

Ed Gernon Report

TC 1 year 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

Gwyddia Report

Maike 1 year 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

drakeXtheXsnake Report

Neeraj Jha 1 year 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 1 year 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

Bullit Marquez Report

TC 1 year 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

Jerry Flanigan Report

TC 1 year 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

Sheree Lewis Report

Jenn 1 year 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

wolfboss Report

TC 1 year 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

razmataz08 Report

Daria B 1 year 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

Porthus Junior Report

TC 1 year 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

barkpost Report

Elise Mon 1 year 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 1 year 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

lifewithdogs Report

Beth 1 year 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."

My Hero Dog Buster Report

Bambi 1 year 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

Roland Tembo Hendel Report

Monty Is Fiennes 1 year 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.

wiki Report

Samantha Bing 1 year 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.

Hero Dog Awards Report

JillVille Child Care 1 year 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

ctvnews Report

Ana 1 year 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

Margarita_Catherine Report

JillVille Child Care 1 year 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

Paul T. Erickson Report

TC 1 year 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

AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett Report

Jenn 1 year ago

Those eyes.....

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#38

K-9 Officer Kasper Was Shot Protecting His Partner

K-9 Officer Kasper Was Shot Protecting His Partner

On Monday, May 12, 2017, deputies investigated an officer involved shooting in Jupiter. The subject was a suspect in a robbery and he opened fire on the deputies as they attempted to apprehend him. K9 Casper, a bomb detection and patrol dog, was on scene and was struck during the exchange of gunfire, taking a bullet meant for his handler. Casper was rushed into surgery and has since returned home to continue his recovery.

Denver Police Department , Palm Beach County Sheriff Report

Elise Mon 1 year ago

brave and amazing CASPER <3

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#39

Cooper The Super Pooper. The Hero Dog Who Saved Me From Drowning And Detected My Heart Attack Before I Knew It

Cooper The Super Pooper. The Hero Dog Who Saved Me From Drowning And Detected My Heart Attack Before I Knew It

NickelFish Report

Elise Mon 1 year ago

amazing doggo

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#40

When A Fox Grabbed A 4 Year Old Angelis And Tried To Drag Her, The Family Dogs, Callie And Abby, Were Quick To React And Chase Away The Wild Animal, Saving Their Little Owner

When A Fox Grabbed A 4 Year Old Angelis And Tried To Drag Her, The Family Dogs, Callie And Abby, Were Quick To React And Chase Away The Wild Animal, Saving Their Little Owner

Steve Lanava Report

Hope Floats 1 year ago

Such a cutie and her best friends... These two will protect her for life...

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#41

True, A Blind, Deaf, 3-Legged Dog Saved A Family From Fire By Alerting Them

True, A Blind, Deaf, 3-Legged Dog Saved A Family From Fire By Alerting Them

kfor Report

TC 1 year ago

There are no words...

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#42

Hero Dog Recovering From Rattlesnake Bites After Saving Girl And Grandma

Hero Dog Recovering From Rattlesnake Bites After Saving Girl And Grandma

Aroundall Report

Elise Mon 1 year ago

aww~ get well soon .. amazing dog

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#43

Peaches The Wonder Pit Started Out As A Rescue Dog Scheduled To Be Euthanized, But Was Rescued And Became Not Only A Therapy Dog Lending Emotional Support For People, Like Boston Marathon Bombing Witnesses, But Also American Pit Bull Foundation's Mascot

Peaches The Wonder Pit Started Out As A Rescue Dog Scheduled To Be Euthanized, But Was Rescued And Became Not Only A Therapy Dog Lending Emotional Support For People, Like Boston Marathon Bombing Witnesses, But Also American Pit Bull Foundation's Mascot

stubbydog Report

Nicky OldfieldDesciple 1 year ago

An amazingly beautiful wonderful dog. Thank goodness she was saved so she cou save others.

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#44

Pit Bull Lefty Jumped In Front Of Her Owner And Took A Bullet When They Were Attacked. The Dog Suffered Extreme Injuries And Her Leg Had To Be Amputated

Pit Bull Lefty Jumped In Front Of Her Owner And Took A Bullet When They Were Attacked. The Dog Suffered Extreme Injuries And Her Leg Had To Be Amputated

Atlantic Animal Hospital Report

Shanna Westhof 1 year ago

Flip, too many doggo onions, my eyes are watering!

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#45

A Dog Who Survived Horrific Animal Cruelty Saved The Life Of A 3-Year-Old Girl

A Dog Who Survived Horrific Animal Cruelty Saved The Life Of A 3-Year-Old Girl

“About 11am this morning, Peanut started going crazy at our house,” reads the text of a letter written by her new owner and shared in the post. “She was running up and down the stairs, barking and yelping. She then went and got my husband, who was in the garage working on some projects, and alerted him that she wanted to go outside. He said he could hear her running around upstairs but didn’t understand why.” It turns out there was a very good reason for Peanut’s behavior, the dog apparently sensed something was amiss outside. “He let her outside where she went barreling into the field behind our house at full speed,” the letter says. “My husband followed her and to his surprise, he found a naked, shivering, 3 year old girl curled up in a ball. He scooped her up, wrapped her in his sweatshirt, and brought her inside. He called 911 and reported the incident.”

Delta Animal Shelter Report

TC 1 year ago

What happened later. ?

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#46

A Newfoundland Named Whizz Saved Nine People And One Fellow Dog From Drowning And Was Honored With A Posthumous Award For His Lifesaving Work

A Newfoundland Named Whizz Saved Nine People And One Fellow Dog From Drowning And Was Honored With A Posthumous Award For His Lifesaving Work

Newfound Friends Report

Morgan Ryan 1 year ago

Newfoundlands have webbed feet making them excellent swimmers, which is why they are so common as water rescue dogs.

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Atlas - Service Dog

Atlas - Service Dog

After coming home from Iraq, Atlas' owner struggled with PTSD. After regular visits to VA doctor, he ended up on a cocktail of 33 pills that left him feeling hazy and helpless. Wanting to make a change he adopted Atlas, who has turned out to be a lifesaver. Atlas has been trained to sense the changes in his owner that precede a terrifying flashback and respond by redirecting his owner's attention. With this support, her owner feels in control of his life once again and is a more active part of his family. Atlas is also the "face" of, and inspiration behind the creation of The Battle Buddy Foundation, a beacon of hope to many other veterans struggling to cope.

Hero Dog Awards Report

Kelliwithani 1 year ago

Beautiful pup! <3

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#48

Lucca, A Retired US Marine Corp Dog, Has Been Awarded The PDSA Dickin Medal

Lucca, A Retired US Marine Corp Dog, Has Been Awarded The PDSA Dickin Medal

PDSA Report

Mimi Guo 1 year ago

Yas, yas I'm amazing. Where's my meal?

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#49

Luca - Search And Rescue Dog

Luca - Search And Rescue Dog

On March 15, 2016, Fort Worth Police were dispatched to find a missing endangered male with Alzheimer's lost near a salvage yard. After an extensive search, the police called in Luca, a retired Search-and-Rescue (SAR) German Shepherd, for help. Luca's former handler and current dog dad Officer Brock believed 10-year-old Luca was up for the task. Luca easily fell back into his training and used his SAR skills to search for the missing man, eventually locating an opening of brush which led to a very steep hill followed by a drop-off. Due to terrain, a PD helicopter responded and immediately observed the lost man in the river, stuck in waist-high mud. Had Luca not tracked the man's trail and located him, the man could've drowned in the cold, fast-moving river. Luca's love and dedication to SAR shows the resilience of older dogs and how training doesn't go away just because they retire.

Hero Dog Awards Report

Brandi Walker 1 year ago

Great job, Luca!

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#50

Aladdin - Therapy Dog

Aladdin - Therapy Dog

Aladdin was found severely emaciated in 2013. He was missing 12 teeth and had open wounds. Both of his back legs and tail had been broken. Despite this, his tail never stopped wagging. Aladdin had a rough recovery but he overcame the obstacles put before him, including learn to trust humans again. Within the year he was a certified therapy dog and an unstoppable multi-hyphenate. Aladdin is a Ronald McDonald House Ambassador dog, visiting schools to help with anti-bullying programs. He is also a trained crisis response dog and spent a week in Orlando last year after the Pulse nightclub shooting doing therapy visits and fundraising for the Victims Fund. He works with the Philadelphia Police fundraising for the Fallen Officers Fund and attends the events they do with special needs children. He is an ambassador dog for Tito's Vodka for Dog People Campaign and together they have raised over $300,000 for rescues and shelters all over. He also works with veterans and PACT for Animals and as a model/ambassador for Show Your Soft Side, a nationwide animal abuse campaign.

Hero Dog Awards Report

Monty Is Fiennes 1 year ago

paw to palm he is pressing tha flesh and raising awareness....thumbs(dews) up

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#51

Golden Retriever Named Angel Saved 11-Year-Old Boy From Charging Cougar And Lives To Wag About It

Golden Retriever Named Angel Saved 11-Year-Old Boy From Charging Cougar And Lives To Wag About It

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Emily Rose 1 year ago

aww! what a brave team :)

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#52

My Dog Duke Saved Me From From A Man Trying To Break Into My Car By Attacking Him

My Dog Duke Saved Me From From A Man Trying To Break Into My Car By Attacking Him

Tonks3 Report

caleb 1 year ago

good doggo

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#53

The Dog Named Orlando Saved A Life Of His Blind Owner. He Attempted To Stop His Unconscious Owner From Falling Onto The New York City Subway Tracks. Both Fell But Escaped Injury

The Dog Named Orlando Saved A Life Of His Blind Owner. He Attempted To Stop His Unconscious Owner From Falling Onto The New York City Subway Tracks. Both Fell But Escaped Injury

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Elise Mon 1 year ago

don't cry doggo 😭 😭 😭 .. who cuts the onions here?

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#54

Pit Bull, Creature, Found Missing 89-Year-Old In Piscataway Woods

Pit Bull, Creature, Found Missing 89-Year-Old In Piscataway Woods

“Creature” had come across Carmen Mitchell, who suffers from dementia on one of his night walks. Mitchell was laying in the woods, barefoot and covered in dirt, about a half a mile away from her Piscataway home, shivering from cold.

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Elise Mon 1 year ago

amazing dog saving other family ❤️

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#55

Franklin Is A Really Good Boy. He Loves People, Is Outgoing, And Never Barks. He Was Never Trained To Be Like That, It's Just His Temperament. He Got My Cousin Through A Very Difficult Time And Deserves Some Props. He's A Hero

Franklin Is A Really Good Boy. He Loves People, Is Outgoing, And Never Barks. He Was Never Trained To Be Like That, It's Just His Temperament. He Got My Cousin Through A Very Difficult Time And Deserves Some Props. He's A Hero

LeeHarveyTbag22 Report

Margaret Harper 1 year ago

Those fluffy ears are amazing!

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#56

Adak - Military Dog

Adak - Military Dog

Adak is a 13-year-old German Shepherd. His longevity and accomplishments as an explosive detection dog are unmatched. He was a Contract Working Dog for the U.S. State Department in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. Army, Ft. McCoy and for a private business. During this career, Adak has sniffed out explosives before they could detonate during large events, assisted in rescuing hostages during complex terrorist attacks and has helped to protect dignitaries across the globe. He is now retired and has easily transitioned into a undramatic home life.

Hero Dog Awards Report

TC 1 year ago

Adak the veteran must be feeling a bit bored now...

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#57

When 92-Year-Old Marie Alexander Fell In Her Yard, The Plucky Little Chihuahua Did What She Could To Summon Help For The Inverness, Florida, Woman

When 92-Year-Old Marie Alexander Fell In Her Yard, The Plucky Little Chihuahua Did What She Could To Summon Help For The Inverness, Florida, Woman

ABC Action News Report

Elise Mon 1 year ago

god bless, amen

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#58

Dog Saves Newborn Baby Tossed In Thailand Garbage Dump

Dog Saves Newborn Baby Tossed In Thailand Garbage Dump

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Patti Brock 1 year ago

A newborn? this is why I hate people

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#59

Ice - Law Enforcement/arson Dog

Ice - Law Enforcement/arson Dog

On July 21, 2016, a team of officers from the U.S. Forest Service and deputies from the Trinity County Sheriff's Office were investigating an illegal marijuana garden on public lands within the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Two suspects attempted to flee and Ice was deployed to capture one of the suspects. As Ice was apprehending the suspect, the suspect stabbed the dog twice with a large knife. Despite Ice's serious wounds, Ice held the suspect until they were in custody. Ice's handler and the team bandaged the dog's wounds and took turns carrying him through rugged terrain until reaching a helicopter that could airlift the dog to a hospital. Ice has since made a full recovery and has returned to duty.

Hero Dog Awards Report

Angel 1 year ago

Wow - That's one tough doggo!

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#60

Puppy Woke His New Family To Save Them From Dangerous Fumes

Puppy Woke His New Family To Save Them From Dangerous Fumes

Just two weeks after finding a forever home, the Husky-mix puppy Hunter thanked his adoptive family by rescuing them right back. The family says they were awakened around midnight to a barking dog who led them to their kitchen, where a burner had been emitting dangerous fumes for six hours

detroit.cbslocal Report

li.sadako 1 year ago

what a beautiful, sweetie puppy

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#61

Man Was Walking With His Yellow Lab-Mix Henry When They Were Confronted With Two Cubs And A Larger Black Bear. The Dog Saved His Owner Life By Attacking The Bear While He Kept Striking It With A Rock. They Were Able To Escape, But Both Suffered Serious Injuries

Man Was Walking With His Yellow Lab-Mix Henry When They Were Confronted With Two Cubs And A Larger Black Bear. The Dog Saved His Owner Life By Attacking The Bear While He Kept Striking It With A Rock. They Were Able To Escape, But Both Suffered Serious Injuries

barkpost Report

FutureVet_mtr 1 year ago

Reminds me of the dog from the book an Incredible Journey who helped fight off a bear and her cub

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#62

Shelagh Shaw, 55, Was Saved By Hero Dog 'Scooby' After Suffering A Seizure At Night

Shelagh Shaw, 55, Was Saved By Hero Dog 'Scooby' After Suffering A Seizure At Night

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Angel 1 year ago

Scooby is a good looking dog

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#63

Dog Named Major Saved His Owner's Life By Dialing 911 After The Man Collapsed From A Seizure. Major Was Never Trained To Do That

Dog Named Major Saved His Owner's Life By Dialing 911 After The Man Collapsed From A Seizure. Major Was Never Trained To Do That

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TC 1 year ago

Never...? This story makes no sense...

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#64

Dog Alerts Sleeping Family To Burning Hairbrush, Saving Them From Toxic Smoke

Dog Alerts Sleeping Family To Burning Hairbrush, Saving Them From Toxic Smoke

Before the night husband was sterilizing a plastic hairbrush on the stove for his wife. He filled a pot with water, added the brush, and there it sat. The family forgot about the pot and eventually went to bed. Luckily, that day family watched a friend’s dog, Pomeranian-poodle mix named Bandit. He jumped on woman’s chest, barking again and again. Eventually, the barking and jumping woke her up and saved all the family

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Mimi Guo 1 year ago

A burning hairbrush huh... You don't see that every day...

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