1. When Angel, the aptly named golden retriever, fought off a cougar to protect his young owner.
2. When formerly abused Peanut saved a three-year-old girl from freezing to death.
3. When a black Lab named Bear saved a toddler from drowning.
4. When Maya, a pitbull mix, rescued her owner from a violent attacker.
5. When a Rottweiler named Eve rescued her paraplegic owner from a burning vehicle.
6. When Brutis, a heroic golden retriever, saved a child from a deadly coral snake.
7. When Frisky, a schnauzer-poodle mix, gave his owner the strength to persevere during Hurricane Katrina.
8. When Joe, a tiny Yorkshire terrier, fearlessly chased a bear out of his injured owner's house.
9. When Max took bullets for his owner after two robbers refused to take no for an answer.
10. When Killian, a Lab-shepherd mix, alerted his owners to a babysitter's abuse of their baby.
11. When guide dog Roselle helped lead her blind owner to safety on 9/11.
Note: The dogs in these images aren't the actual pups, but they are just as adorable as the real thing. WE PROMISE!