Brutis, a 7-year-old Golden Retriever risked life and paw when he snatched up a coral snake that was slithering dangerously close to a young child and won the National Hero Dog award.
Size doesn’t matter, not for 5 pound Zoey who rescued a one-year-old child from a three foot rattlesnake! Zoey got bitten but the snake met its last victim and was killed by the dog’s owner.
Three cheers for helpful Katrina, the black lab who saved a drowning man before the New Orleans flood waters could take his life.
Half breed dog, full hero, Shana, a wolf/German Shepherd dog dug a tunnel for an elderly couple trapped in the snow and pulled them to safety.
Don’t mess with the pitbull or her owner! Maya saved her owner from a vicious male attacker and won the Dog of the Year Award in 2008.
Moti literally took a bullet for his human family by jumping in front of a gunman during a break in, but he survived the shot and everyone in the family was unharmed!
Honey, the English Cocker Spaniel escaped from her owner’s car wreck and got the attention of a man a half-mile away, saving his life.
Cats and dogs are not always enemies. Napoleon, an English Bulldog, defied stereotypes for his breed and plunged into a lake rescuing a bag of six abandoned kittens.
Get your hankie ready – a four-year-old Golden Retriever service dog pulled his former soldier owner out of a field when his wheelchair got stuck in the mud. “He didn't let go until I was clear. He knew exactly what he was doing,” the owner said.
Rotweiller to the rescue! Eve pulled her paraplegic owner from a burning truck by the ankles right before the vehicle exploded! Eve was given the Stillman Award for her bravery.
Ginny is a hero to all species. She suffered cuts on her own paws to save a cat inside a box of broken glass and once threw herself against a pipe on a construction site so the cats stuck inside would be able to escape!
Trakr is a true American Hero. With police officer James Symington, Trakr helped dig through some 30 feet of unstable debris at the World Trade Center Ground Zero and helped locate the last human survivor! Trakr did such a good job he’s going to be cloned for use in other police rescue forces.
Shelby saved two children and two adults from carbon monoxide poisoning by barking, scratching and whining until they all were safely outside. “In my eyes, and in the eyes of my family, Shelby is more than a hero; she is a lifesaver, a guardian angel," said owner Joleen Walderbach.
Rocky fought a burglar, chasing him down and getting shot in the paw but still captured the 20-year-old thug but the bullet didn’t slow him down. "He was the same dog after as he was before."
Gators don’t scare this dog! Heeler, an Australian Blue, saved his 85-year-old owner when she fell on a walk and a gator was creeping toward her! Blue charged into action and scared the gator away!
Lifeguard dog to the rescue! Yellow lab Patty was dumped into frozen water when her owner’s boat capsized and she allowed him to grab onto her tail and she doggy-paddle-dragged him to shore, saving their lives.
Doctor dog! Siberian husky Neo ran to the nearest building when his owner went into hypoglycemic shock and grabbed the attention of several people who followed him back and called the ambulance for his owner.
Stay away pirates! Kankuntu’s owner’s boat was attacked by gunman who stabbed and shot the pooch, but he defended his owner and was nursed back to health.
Junior might be small but the Shihtzu mix started barking and alerted the whole family in the middle of the night to a blazing fire and they all escaped unharmed.
Is there an emergency? Woof! Belle the Beagle was trained to call 9-1-1 and when her diabetic owner collapsed from a seizure she bit down on the phone and the ambulance arrived in the nick of time.
Heroic Heimlich! Toby, a Golden Retriever jumped on her owner’s chest when she was choking to death on a apple and the morsel came loose thanks to the dog.
Nyla guided her owner to the door after barking a warning during a home fire, leading her out of the smoke and flame filled home.
Yellow lab Roselle performed a heroic feat on September 11, 2001, guiding owner Michael Hingson through smoke filled air down the staircase from the 78th floor to safety just moments before Tower 1 collapsed.
Nellie heard an intruder coming and acted fast! The Black Lab alerted her deaf owner to the crime and saved her life!
Kaze shined on his first job ever – tracking a missing woman who was under a bridge in a coma, earning top honors from the Contra Costa Sheriff's Department for saving her life.
25 Heroic Dogs