These canine heroes showed outstanding courage and loyalty
By Catalina Barrios
A dog is every owner’s best friend. Their love is unconditional and they know when we are in danger, when we are happy, and when we are sick. I’ve grown up with dogs since I was a little girl. It’s like they have a magical sense of determining when their owners are in danger. Their loyalty is incredible and they instinctively help others.
We read about heroes who bravely save lives, but there are heroes who are dogs who deserve recognition, too.
Enjoy reading these dogs’ stories that define courage and determination by doing everything they can to save their family and friends from danger. Without a doubt, these dog heroic stories will melt your hearts.
Be sure to read about Bretagne – what she did left us speechless.
1. Khan saves toddler from a deadly snake
In 2007, this Doberman Pinscher saved 17 month old, Charlotte from a deadly snake seven days after being adopted from an animal shelter. Khan, who is called the “Wonder Dog” by his owners saw a King Brown snake (one of the world’s most venomous snakes) approach Charlotte.
When the snake was about to bite Charlotte, Khan pushed her away which ended up in the snake biting Khan. Khan was given an anti-venom shot and is recuperating from the incident. His owners know he had saved little Charlotte’s life by risking his own.
Credit: Life with Dogs
2. Foster dog saves his best friend’s life
Peyton’s mom, Christi, planned to foster TatorTot temporarily. After a couple of weeks she realized TatorTot belonged in her home.
One day, a couple of hours after putting Peyton to sleep, she saw TatorTot barking and running back and forth between Christi and Peyton’s room. Christi thought TatorTot was playing but he didn’t stop running until Christi went to Peyton’s room. She found him barely breathing and he wasn’t waking up.
Christi took Peyton to emergency and was told his blood sugar was dangerously low. Christi said if it wasn’t for TatorTot, Peyton wouldn’t be alive.
Credit: Super Animal Rights Info Team
3. The Tsunami savior
Babu, a 12 year old Shih-Tzu saved her 83 year old owner before the tsunami. This is unbelievable. She made Tami, her owner, go for a walk even though Babu hates going for walks. She also made her owner climb a hill. When Tami turned around, she saw the Tsunami washing her home away.
What a hero!
4. Bosch, the golden retriever who never gave up
This beautiful golden retriever will melt your heart. Bosch, the Philippine Coast Guard’s Labrador Retriever received a lot of praises after retrieving four bodies during an earthquake that hit the Philippines. He was also an integral part of the rescue operations during a landslide that hit the country.
For his bravery and hard work, Bosch was given a medal by Philippine’s president.