Dogs have proven over time to be man’s undisputed best friends. We found these interesting and heartwarming dog stories that will lift your spirits☺ .
1. Stray Dog Saves Newborn
This story about a stray dog saving a baby’s life happened in Kenya and is nothing short of miraculous.
A stray dog discovered an abandoned new born child in a forest and saved it’s life. The dog reportedly carried the baby across a busy road and through some barbed wire to her litter of puppies according to an NBC news article. The baby was later named ‘Angel’ by her health workers and was said to have responded well to treatment.
2. Rottweiler Guards Baby All Night
This is a story about an incredibly responsible dog and an irresponsible mother. A 22 year old young mother in Russia was reported to have taken her three-month-old baby and her Rottweiler named ‘Lada’ to a park. She ended up having a few drinks with her friends and became drunk, then went home to bed without the baby, reported a Russian news website RT.
In the morning, she realized she came home without her baby and the dog. Fortunately, the Rottweiler had stayed with the baby all through the night, and both were found safe.
3. Dorado the Brave Guide
Omar Eduardo Rivera was reported to be a blind computer technician who uses a guide dog. On September 11, 2001, Rivera was working on the 71st floor of the World Trade Center when a plane hit the building above him. His dog Dorado was under Rivera’s desk, as usual. As the building evacuation began, Rivera smelled the smoke and heard the chaos in the building. He took the Labrador retriever’s leash off, so the dog could escape. Dorado, the brave dog ignored Rivera’s order to go ahead, and escorted his master down 70 flights of stairs. They were separated by the rush of the crowd for a few minutes, but Dorado found his way back to Rivera and continued down the stairs. They reached the ground about an hour after they began the descent, only a few minutes before the building collapsed.
4. Cairo the Courageous Military Dog
Cairo is a Belgian Malinois, a shepherd breed dog that was born and bred for the job. Cairo was trained as a US Military Working Dog at a young age, after which he advanced to Navy SEAL training. Cairo was reported to be the only dog to accompany Navy SEAL Team 6 as they raided Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. Cairo was strapped to his handler as they were lowered from a helicopter, and wore special body armor while bursting into the compound. The dog is the only member of SEAL Team 6 to be publicly named.
5. Dog Calls 911
Belle, a beagle was owned by Kevin Weaver who has diabetes. The beagle was a specially-trained dog who could sense when Kevin’s blood sugar levels are off. She licks his nose, and then paws at him to signal that he should take a reading. In 2006, his owner Weaver, suffered a seizure and collapsed. Belle grabbed the man’s cell phone and bit down on the number 9, just like she had been trained. The number was programmed to dial 911, and emergency workers soon arrived. Belle was later given the VITA Wireless Samaritan Award for those who use cell phones to save lives. Belle was the first dog to ever win the award.
6. Warmth On A Cold Night
A Labrador Retriever probably saved the lives of some mountain climbers by lying across them during the cold night.
In February of 2007, eight mountain climbers were caught by a snowstorm on Mt. Hood in Oregon. Climbing down, three of the group fell off a ledge along with Velvet, a black labrador. They were separated from the other five climbers, but continued climbing down. The group was forced to spend the night on the mountain before rescue could arrive. Velvet spent the night lying on each person in turn, helping to keep them warm in the storm.
7. Dozer the Marathon Dog
Dozer, a three-year-old “goldendoodle,” saw a bunch of people run by his home in Fulton, Maryland. He became so excited that he crossed his fence and started running with them. Seven miles later, Dozer crossed the finish line of the Maryland Half Marathon, a fundraising event for the University of Maryland’s Cancer Centre. The runners did not know Dozer was alone. He returned home the next day, looking so tired that his owners took him to the vet. Word got around, and they realized Dozer was the dog on the marathon’s TV coverage. Marathon organizers gave Dozer a special award. Now he is reported to have his own runner’s page and Facebook fan page -and has raised $21,000 for the cancer center!
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