10 Heroic Dogs Who Will Leave You In Awe

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1. The blind, deaf, three-legged dog who saved his owners from a fire.

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Katie Crosley awoke to her dog, True, yapping away at her bedside. She opened her bedroom door to a wall of flames. She grabbed her infant child and True and navigated her way out of the burning home. This blind, deaf, three-legged dog saved an entire family.

2. The dog who saved a baby from crawling into the ocean.

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When an unattended infant started crawling towards the ocean, this hero dashed to the rescue and laid down between the ocean and the child to prevent the baby from crawling in. Watch the video here.

*Please note that the photo above is not of the actual dog and baby*

3. The dog who performed the Heimlich maneuver on his owner.

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Debbie Parkhurst was eating an apple at her home when a piece became lodged in her throat. She attempted to perform the Heimlich maneuver on herself, but it didn’t work. After she began beating on her chest, her dog, Toby, pushed her to the ground and began jumping up and down on her chest. The apple dislodged, and Toby started licking her face to keep her from passing out.

*Please note that the photo above is not of the actual dog and owner*

4. The dog who pushed a panic button for his disabled owner.

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Judith Shaw, who suffers from glaucoma, blacked out after suffering extreme pains in her chest and back. When she awoke, her dog, Louie, was calling for assistance. Louie had pressed the panic button and was yelping into the intercom. Judith trained Louie to use the button, which provides a hotline to care services, so help was on its way.

5. The dog who saved his owner with Crohn’s disease.

Michael, who suffers from Crohn’s disease, was unable to climb the stairs to his bedroom, so he slept on the downstairs couch. Michael’s wife, Barbara, was asleep upstairs when their usually quiet dog, Buster, suddenly began barking. Buster began barking in the direction of the bedroom door, prompting Barbara to check on her husband. Barbara found Michael unconscious on the floor and in critical condition. Barbara rushed Michael to the hospital, where he was revived.

6. The dog who saved a 14-month-old child from drowning.

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Patricia Drauch was walking to her garage when her 14-month-old, Stanley, disappeared from her sight. She went to her pool and saw that Stanley was blue and lying on his back. Her dog, Bear, was keeping Stanley’s head above water by balancing him on his back. Bear refused to move, or even bark, until Patricia got in the pool to retrieve her son. Bear saved Stanley’s life that day.

*Please note that the photo above is not of the actual dog and owner*

7. The dog who notified parents of an abusive babysitter.

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Mr. and Mrs. Jordan began to notice something was strange when their dog, Killian, used to stand between the new babysitter and their son, Finn, and growl. Killian is usually kind to everyone. On a hunch, Finn’s parents placed a phone underneath the couch to record the babysitter. In the recording, the babysitter was heard hitting the child and screaming obscenities at the young boy. She is now facing jail time.

*Please note that the photo above is not of the actual dog*

8. The dog who saved his new family only six hours after being adopted.

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Lee and Elizabeth Littler rescued a dog they named Hercules and took him home. Only six hours after they brought him home, Hercules started charging at the screen door to the basement. Mr. and Mrs. Littler ran downstairs to find Hercules chasing an intruder away who was trying to enter the home.

*Please note that the photo above is not of the actual dog and owner*

9. The rescue dog who saved a baby’s life.

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Jenna Brousseau says she and her husband were sound asleep when their dog, Duke, ran into the room, jumped on the bed, and started shaking uncontrollably. Duke is typically mild-mannered, so his hysteria alarmed Jenna, who then went to check on her baby. There, she discovered her 9-week-old daughter, Harper, not breathing. They called paramedics, who successfully revived her.

*Please note that the photo above is not of the actual dog and owner*

10. The stray dog who kept a lost boy warm in 14-degree weather.

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A 7-year-old boy in Siberia was trying to rescue a stray dog in a nine-foot deep roadside service bank when he accidentally slipped in himself. No one could find the missing boy until more than 72 hours later when road workers heard the exhausted barks of a dog from the pit. The dog had wrapped itself around the boy and prevented him from getting hypothermia, therefore saving his life.

*Please note that the photo above is not of the actual dog*

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