10+ Times Humans Were Surprised By The Heroic Acts Of Dogs

Published 6 years ago

The well-known saying states that dog is a man’s best friend, and the list below shows that some friendships can save your life.

These military and service dogs, and just loyal pets, which threw themselves into dangerous situations and took action in the most crucial moments, are the pride of their owners. They rely on their adorable snouts and ears that for some even earned medals and official recognition. However, unlike the typical heroes, most of them are the happiest when their bravery is rewarded with cuddles, kisses, and treats.

Scroll down to see the pictures of the four-legged saviors and read the stories of their incredible heroism.


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#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 Metal For Her Heroism

Image source: Martin Schoeller

#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

Image source: albanpix

#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

Image source: NobelLandMermaid

#4 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

Image source: independent

#5 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.

Image source: smsali005

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

Image source: abc News

#7 Abbie Saved Little Benjamin By Letting His Mom Know He’s Choking

Image source: dogshaming

#8 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.

Image source: lifewithdogs

#9 This Is Frida – The Good Girl Who Saved 52 People From Mexico’s Earthquake

Image source: fridafan

#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

Image source: AP


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