After breaking her neck in a backyard pool diving accident in August 2010, Rebecca Northern was numb and fighting to stay conscious when her Jack Russell terrier Selena came to her rescue. Northern told CNN that the little terrier wedged herself under her owner’s shoulder and swam her to the shallow end of the pool. Selena then helped Northern get out of the pool entirely. When Northern’s mother returned home shortly after, she was rushed to a local hospital. Watch the full video here.
In 2010, Rebecca Northern broke her next in a pool diving accident that took place in her backyard. She was fighting to stay conscious when her Jack Russell terrier Selena came to her rescue. Selena wedged herself under Northern’s shoulder, swam with her body to the shallow end of the pool, and even helped get her out of the pool as Northern’s mom came back home and rushed her daughter to the local hospital.
Pretty-feathered birds can do more than repeat “Polly want a cracker?”. In September 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark., Jack Duke’s pet macaw, Charlie, defended his owner during a home invasion, according to a 5 News reporter. Two men allegedly rang Duke’s doorbell and assaulted him, beating him and demanding pills. But Charlie was not going to sit by and let his owner get hurt. Duke says Charlie squawked and bit the intruders, taking a chunk out of one’s arm and eventually scaring both men off. The bird and his owner survived unharmed. Read the full story here.
In September 2011, a pet macaw named Charlie protected his owner Jack Duke during a home invasion that took place in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Allegedly, two men rang Duke’s doorbell and started assaulting him, and that’s when Charlie flew in- squawking and biting the intruders (He even took a chunk out of one of their arms!) and eventually succeed in scaring them both off.
Ian Thomas was struck by lightning and knocked unconscious for 15 to 20 minutes, before his faithful dog Monty guided him home, according to The Sun. In October 2011 Thomas said he leaned on Monty, letting Monty take some of his weight, for the 100-yard walk back to Thomas’s house, where his wife, Sharen, then rushed him to the hospital. Read the full story here.
In October 2011, a man named Thomas was struck by lightening and knocked unconscious for 15 to 20 minutes. Luckily, his dog Monty came to his rescue and guided him home (Letting him take on some of his weigh for the 100-yard walk back to his property). His wife Sharen then rushed him to the hospital.
In September 2011, a Canadian man awoke to incessant barking from his German Shepherd-husky mix to find that his home was on fire, according to CBC News Canada. After first ignoring the barking, the man finally awoke, and rushed outside to safety, but realized that his dog was not with him. Without a second thought, he ran back inside. Both escaped unharmed. Read the full story here.
In September 2011, a Canadian man woke up to incessant barking from his German Shepherd-husky mix to find that his house was on fire. His dog started barking, to which the owner first ignored, but later awoke to and rushed outside. Originally the dog was not with him, but without any hesitation the man ran back inside, and they both escaped unharmed.
In Alaska, in September 2011, a pet rabbit saved its owner from a fire by scratching at her chest to wake her up, according to the Post Chronicle. The owner was then able to wake her daughter and the two made it to safety. The rabbit unfortunately died later due to smoke inhalation. Read the full story here.
In September 2011, a pet rabbit saved its owner from a fire by scratching at her chest to wake her up, and from there, she was also able to wake up her daughter and get them all to safety. Unfortunately, the rabbit passed away later from inhaling too much smoke.
Tami Akanamu and her Shih-Tzu, Babu, barely escaped a March 2011 tsunami that destroyed the Japanese district where they lived. According to Lifewithdogs.tv, Akanuma says Babu began barking and signaling toward the door after feeling an off-shore earthquake. Babu allegedly dragged Akanuma in the opposite direction than they normally walked, straining against her leash to urge Akanuma to walk faster and faster. Shortly after traveling a kilometer uphill, they watched the tsunami hit, washing away the home they were in just minutes before. Read the full story here.
In March 2011, a tsunami destroyed the Japanese district where Tami Akanuma was living. According to Akanuma, her Shih Tzu Babu started barking and signalling for the door after feeling an off-shore earthquake.
German Shepard Buddy ran out of his owner Ben Heinrichs’s Alaskan home when Heinrichs’s workshop caught fire in April 2010. The faithful dog spotted a state trooper, according to The Telegraph, and helped guide him to the burning property. Read the full story here.
In April 2010, Ben Heinrichs’s workshop caught on fire. However, his amazing German Shepard Buddy ran
Arizona resident Kay Harrison stepped onto her front porch in April 2010 to find an agitated rattlesnake. Her Catahoula, Sammy, quickly jumped in front of her. Harrison told the Arizona Republic that the dog was bitten on the head by the snake, and was rushed to the vet to be treated. Sammy has since made a full recovery. Read the full story here.
Cherry Woods was walking to her home in Pearland, Texas, in June 2010 when two large pit bulls attacked her outside her door. Woods told KHOU-TV that her cat, Lima, stepped in to save her life, hissing and scratching at one of the dogs until both were distracted by the feline. The dogs turned away from Woods, giving her husband enough time to pull her into the house. Read the full story here.
In September 2011, Idaho resident Debbie Denning was asleep on her living room couch and could not hear the cries for help from her pregnant 15-year-old daughter, Codi Robertson, according to the Houston Chronicle. Robertson woke up with what she thought were the chills, before quickly losing consciousness. The family’s American Eskimo dog, Mickey, heard Roberston’s calls, and woke up Denning, who found her daughter having a pregnancy-related seizure. Denning rushed Robertson to the emergency room, where the baby was delivered two months premature. Both mom and baby were fine, thanks to Mickey. Read the full story here.
Austin Forman, an 11-year-old boy from a small town north of Vancouver, Canada, was fetching wood from the backyard in January 2010 when he spotted what he thought was a dog in the distance. As the animal approached, he realized it was a cougar, many of which inhabit the surrounding forests, but normally stay away from the towns. As the cougar was about to pounce, the Forman family dog, Angel, jumped to Austin’s rescue, he told the Today Show. The cougar had Angel’s head within her jaws, and they began to fight. Austin’s family quickly called for assistance and were able to free the courageous golden retriever before she was severely hurt. Read thefull story here.
In 2010, Austin, Texas resident Paul Horton attempted a small jump on his bike, a move he had done many times before. But this time, Horton fell over the handlebars, hitting his head and knocking himself unconscious. His golden retriever Yogi had been running alongside him. When Horton came to, he was unable to move, but faithful Yogi was still by his side, he told KVUE News. Horton says Yogi ran barking to the road where he encountered neighbors and was able to guide them back to Horton. Read the full story here.
In November 2011, mere hours after being adopted by an Ohio family, a Saint Bernard named Hercules chased away an alleged burglar from his new home, according to the Hillsboro Times-Gazette. The suspect had reportedly cut telephone and cable wires in the neighborhood, and was attempting to enter the family’s basement from the backside of the house when Hercules started growling and then chased the man out of the yard. Read the full story here.
Titan, was barking and blocking the door. When Benton finally followed Titan upstairs, he found his wife, Gloria, had suffered a brain aneurysm, fallen and fractured her skull. CBS Atlanta reported Gloria may not have lived had the brave pup not alerted John. Titan was given a “Neighbor Of The Year” award for saving his owner. Read the full story here.