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I’m so PROUD of my Belle dog because he deserves a medal.

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In a nearly unbelievably story titled “Dog Makes Cell Phone Call to Save Owner’s Life“, readers learn about Belle, a beagle who literally bit “911” into Kevin Weaver’s cell phone after the diabetic man collapsed from a seizure. Said Weaver, “there’s no doubt in my mind that I’d be dead if I didn’t have Belle”, who became the first canine to win VITA’s Wireless Samaritan Award. Evidently, the pooch had been trained to bite down on the phone’s keypad in the event of an emergency!

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I’m so PROUD of my Australian Blue because…

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Most people wouldn’t dare to go one-on-one with an alligator, but that’s exactly that Blue did to take home 2001 “Dog Hero of the Year” honors. The Australian Blue Heeler saved Ruth Gay, his 85 year old owner, from an alligator attack behind her home. Reportedly, Ms. Gay had fallen while walking Blue. When a nearby gator lumbered over, threatening to attack, Blue charged into action and sparred with the gator long enough to scare it away. Both Gay and Blue made full recoveries, and blue was awarded with doggie treats, cash, and a specially engraved Dog Hero food bowl..

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I’m so PROUD of my Roselle because…

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When Michael Hingson found himself on the 78th floor of the World Trade Center on September 11, it took some unexpected heroics from his yellow labrador to save his life. When the building started to sway and the air filled with choking smoke, Roselle lead Michael to safety, guiding him through the crumbling office toward a stairwell. It wasn’t easy for Michael or Roselle, who was panting and extremely thirsty, but the two managed to reach safety just moments before Tower 1 collapsed.

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I’m so PROUD of my Brutis because…

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Brutis was a 7 year old golden retriever when he became a hero in 2004. That’s when the loveable pooch snatched up a coral snake as it was slithering dangerously close to a young child, suffering a near-deadly bite from the snake in the process. His heroics did not go unnoticed however, as Brutis was promptly flown to Los Angeles to recieve the National Hero Dog award.

Said the committee who awarded the medal, “when we give an award like this, we’re looking for something extra, something that would make people wonder why a dog would do what he did.”

I’m so PROUD of my Zoey because…

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Everyone knows that smaller dogs have to display in attitude what they lack in size, and Zoey is living proof. A five pound chihuahua from Colorado, Zoey made headlines in 2007 for rescuing a one year old child from an approaching three foot rattlesnake when the snake got too close for comfort. While Zoey sustained a small wound from a snakebite above her eye, she eventually recovered and the snake was killed by the dog’s owner.

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I’m so PROUD of my Shana because…

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In a Fox News story titled “Half-Breed Wolf Dog Hero Rescues Elderly Owners From Snowstorm”, readers learn the heroic tale of Shana, a half wolf dog/half German shepard who saved an elderly couple from a treacherous snow storm. When Shana found Norman and Eve trapped by snow, she went to work, diligently digging out a tunnel through which she would pull the couple back to the safety of their home.

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I’m so PROUD of my Moti because…

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2007’s Dog of the Year winner was Moti, the five year old German Shepherd who literally took a bullet for his human family. When a masked intruder made his way into the Patel household, Moti wasted little time, leaping to his feet and barking to draw the gunman’s attention. Faced with the angry pooch, the gunman shot him and ran off without harming any of the Patels. Luckily, this furry hero is making a full recovery!

I’m so PROUD of my Honey because…

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Honey was the 2006 Dog of the Year, an award she earned by saving her owner from a violent car accident. When she and Michael Bosch found their SUV rolled over and stuck upside down in a deep ravine, Bosch was trapped and knew that Honey was his only hope. With all his strength,  he managed to release the dog and hope that she would somehow find help. Sure enough, the then 5 month old English Cocker Spaniel got the attention of a man about a half-mile away and brought him to the scene of the accident. Rescuers concluded that had it not been for this, Bosch would have died.

I’m so PROUD of my Hero because..

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In a truly heartwarming story, a four year old Golden Retriever was credited with saving a paralyzed man who got his wheelchair stuck in the middle of a muddy field. When Gareth Jones found himself unable to move, the former soldier’s service dog was ready to answer the call, dutifully pulling the rope Jones threw to him until the wheelchair was pulled free.

Said Jones, “He didn’t let go until I was clear. He knew exactly what he was doing.”

I’m PROUD of my Eve because…

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Everyone loves those heart-pounding movie scenes where the hero escapes a burning pit seconds before it explodes, but it’s not so fun in real life. That’s what Kathie, a paralyzed parapalegic, learned when her Rotweiller (Eve) pulled her by the ankles from her burning, smoldering truck. Upon pulling Kathie out, Eve proceeded to drag her to a nearby ditch, just far enough away to avoid the explosion of her vehicle.

After firemen cleared the scene, Eve was awarded the Stillman Award for her bravery.

I’m so PROUD of my Patty because…

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Blue’s runner up to the 2001 award was Patty, a yellow lab retreiver who saved her owner from drowning while on a winter duck hunting excursion. After Ray Fogg’s boat capsized and dumped the two into frigid North Atlantic waters, Patty allowed him to grab hold of her tail while she vigorously doggy-paddled against the powerful current. They made it all the way to the nearest land, where they were rescued by game wardens later on that evening.

I’m so PROUD of my Neo because…

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This 11 month old Siberian husky earned his hero stripes by getting human help for his imperiled owner, Marci Snead. When Snead (a diabetic with fibromyalsia and rheumatoid arthritis) went into hypoglycemic shock, Neo ran to the nearest building. There, he grabbed the attention of several people who followed Neo back to where Snead had fallen. Within moments, an ambulance was called and the women carted off to a nearby hospital, where she recovered completely.

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When Angel, the aptly named golden retriever, fought off a cougar to protect his young owner.

Eleven-year-old Austin Forman was collecting firewood in his backyard when he noticed his dog, Angel, sticking unusually close to his side. Soon, Austin realized why — when he was attacked by an unseen cougar.Angel fearlessly leapt at the cougar to protect his owner. While the dog and giant cat were fighting, Austin ran into the house and told his mother, "There's a cougar eating Angel." She immediately called 911, but by the time the authorities arrived, Angel had suffered deep wounds and his survival seemed uncertain. However, Angel stunned everyone by getting up despite his injuries in order to make sure Austin was okay. Thankfully, Angel was too.

Eleven-year-old Austin Forman was collecting firewood in his backyard when he noticed his dog, Angel, sticking unusually close to his side. Soon, Austin realized why — when he was attacked by an unseen cougar.

Angel fearlessly leapt at the cougar to protect his owner. While the dog and giant cat were fighting, Austin ran into the house and told his mother, “There’s a cougar eating Angel.” She immediately called 911, but by the time the authorities arrived, Angel had suffered deep wounds and his survival seemed uncertain. However, Angel stunned everyone by getting up despite his injuries in order to make sure Austin was okay. Thankfully, Angel was too.

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 When formerly abused Peanut saved a three-year-old girl from freezing to death.

On the morning of St. Patrick's Day, Peanut's owner said that her rescue dog started acting a bit crazy. After running around and barking all over the house, the owner finally let Peanut outside. The dog forcefully led her owner through the field behind their house to a three-year-old girl, who was naked and shivering in a ditch. Peanut's owner wrapped the young girl in a sweatshirt and called the authorities. Peanut was sadly no stranger to suffering. When she was rescued, she was in bad shape: She had broken ribs, two broken legs, and a belly full of carpet. Perhaps that's what made her so attuned to the pain of the little girl.

On the morning of St. Patrick’s Day, Peanut’s owner said that her rescue dog started acting a bit crazy. After running around and barking all over the house, the owner finally let Peanut outside. The dog forcefully led her owner through the field behind their house to a three-year-old girl, who was naked and shivering in a ditch.

Peanut’s owner wrapped the young girl in a sweatshirt and called the authorities. Peanut was sadly no stranger to suffering. When she was rescued, she was in bad shape: She had broken ribs, two broken legs, and a belly full of carpet. Perhaps that’s what made her so attuned to the pain of the little girl.

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When a black Lab named Bear saved a toddler from drowning.

Patricia Drauch was in her garden when suddenly she realized her 14-month-old son, Stanley, had disappeared. She searched everywhere and finally found him: He was face up in the pool with his eyes rolled back and his lips blue. But luckily, Stanley wasn't alone in the pool. The family dog, Bear, was with him and was standing perfectly still underneath the boy in order to keep the boy's head above water. Authorities later confirmed that Stanley had almost drowned and likely owes Bear his life.

Patricia Drauch was in her garden when suddenly she realized her 14-month-old son, Stanley, had disappeared. She searched everywhere and finally found him: He was face up in the pool with his eyes rolled back and his lips blue. But luckily, Stanley wasn’t alone in the pool. The family dog, Bear, was with him and was standing perfectly still underneath the boy in order to keep the boy’s head above water. Authorities later confirmed that Stanley had almost drowned and likely owes Bear his life.

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When Maya, a pitbull mix, rescued her owner from a violent attacker.

Angela Marcelino rescued Maya from the Humane Society — a few years later, Maya returned the favor. Angela was entering her home one night when an attacker shoved her inside her house. The man grabbed her by the throat and slammed the door. Her struggle got Maya's attention, and the dog attacked the assailant, giving Angela enough time to hit the man's groin. He released Angela and fled. This wasn't the end though: Some of his blood was left on Maya's face, so the authorities were able to arrest the attacker.
Angela Marcelino rescued Maya from the Humane Society — a few years later, Maya returned the favor. Angela was entering her home one night when an attacker shoved her inside her house. The man grabbed her by the throat and slammed the door. Her struggle got Maya’s attention, and the dog attacked the assailant, giving Angela enough time to hit the man’s groin. He released Angela and fled. This wasn’t the end though: Some of his blood was left on Maya’s face, so the authorities were able to arrest the attacker.

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 When a Rottweiler named Eve rescued her paraplegic owner from a burning vehicle.

Kathie Vaughn was heading to Atlanta for an antiques show when her car caught on fire. Kathie is paralyzed from the waist down, so evacuating the vehicle quickly and easily wasn't an option. She began trying to assemble her wheelchair, but the smoke made her disoriented. Luckily, her dog, Eve, was still sharp and totally fearless, so she dragged her owner out of the vehicle and into a nearby ditch. Soon the entire vehicle went up in flames. Eve's heroism might be 100% stunning to the rest of us, but it didn't surprise her owner: "She just loves me. She helps me all the time."

Kathie Vaughn was heading to Atlanta for an antiques show when her car caught on fire. Kathie is paralyzed from the waist down, so evacuating the vehicle quickly and easily wasn’t an option. She began trying to assemble her wheelchair, but the smoke made her disoriented. Luckily, her dog, Eve, was still sharp and totally fearless, so she dragged her owner out of the vehicle and into a nearby ditch. Soon the entire vehicle went up in flames. Eve’s heroism might be 100% stunning to the rest of us, but it didn’t surprise her owner: “She just loves me. She helps me all the time.”

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 When Brutis, a heroic golden retriever, saved a child from a deadly coral snake.

In 2004, when Brutis saw a venomous snake approaching a child, he bravely attacked the snake to protect the child. Sadly, Brutis was bitten, but he recovered in time to receive his National Hero Dog award. Good boy, Brutis.
In 2004, when Brutis saw a venomous snake approaching a child, he bravely attacked the snake to protect the child. Sadly, Brutis was bitten, but he recovered in time to receive his National Hero Dog award. Good boy, Brutis.

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When Frisky, a schnauzer-poodle mix, gave his owner the strength to persevere during Hurricane Katrina.

Frisky and owner George Mitchell were in bad shape when Hurricane Katrina hit. As the storm created terrible flooding, George was left with no other option but to tread water and wait for rescue. Four hours in, he began to lose faith, and he decided to give up. Somehow Frisky saw that his owner was losing his will to go on, and he came over and started kissing and nuzzling his master. This act snapped George out of it, and he realized that he had to go on — partly because if he didn't make it, what would happen to Frisky? Both of them survived, and Frisky lived to be 19: "I couldn't ever express the closeness between [us]," said Mitchell.

Frisky and owner George Mitchell were in bad shape when Hurricane Katrina hit. As the storm created terrible flooding, George was left with no other option but to tread water and wait for rescue. Four hours in, he began to lose faith, and he decided to give up.

Somehow Frisky saw that his owner was losing his will to go on, and he came over and started kissing and nuzzling his master. This act snapped George out of it, and he realized that he had to go on — partly because if he didn’t make it, what would happen to Frisky? Both of them survived, and Frisky lived to be 19: “I couldn’t ever express the closeness between [us],” said Mitchell.

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 When Joe, a tiny Yorkshire terrier, fearlessly chased a bear out of his injured owner’s house.

Joe's owner, Deborah Epstein, was home recuperating after a recent car accident, and she forgot to shut her front door. A black bear saw its chance and shuffled right into her house. Deborah's six-pound Yorkie was not on board with the intruder, and when the bear started going after his dog food, that was the last straw. Joe chased the bear right out of the house.

Joe‘s owner, Deborah Epstein, was home recuperating after a recent car accident, and she forgot to shut her front door. A black bear saw its chance and shuffled right into her house. Deborah’s six-pound Yorkie was not on board with the intruder, and when the bear started going after his dog food, that was the last straw. Joe chased the bear right out of the house.

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When Max took bullets for his owner after two robbers refused to take no for an answer.

Max's owner, Osmar Persisco, was parking his car when two robbers demanded the keys to the vehicle. When Osmar refused, they began shooting at him and grazed his head with a bullet. When his owner was shot, Max immediately sprang into action and began to attack the thieves. One of them immediately ran, but the other began shooting at Max: In defending Osmar, Max was shot twice in the chest and once in the leg. Thankfully, his heroism didn't cost him his life. “If I didn’t have my dog around, they would have killed me,” Osmar said. “He’s my hero.”
Max’s owner, Osmar Persisco, was parking his car when two robbers demanded the keys to the vehicle. When Osmar refused, they began shooting at him and grazed his head with a bullet. When his owner was shot, Max immediately sprang into action and began to attack the thieves. One of them immediately ran, but the other began shooting at Max: In defending Osmar, Max was shot twice in the chest and once in the leg. Thankfully, his heroism didn’t cost him his life. “If I didn’t have my dog around, they would have killed me,” Osmar said. “He’s my hero.”
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 When Killian, a Lab-shepherd mix, alerted his owners to a babysitter’s abuse of their baby.

According to his owners, the Jordans, Killian was usually a pretty calm dog. So when he began growling at the babysitter of their seven-month-old baby, they became suspicious. The Jordans placed a phone under the couch cushions to see if they could overhear anything suspicious — they were expecting to possibly hear that the sitter was mistreating the dog. Instead, they overheard the sitter swearing angrily at their baby and noises that sounded like she was slapping and shaking their infant.The Jordans' baby was okay, and thanks to Killian, not only was this baby taken out of harm's way, but the babysitter was placed on a list that will prevent her from working in childcare ever again. What a good boy.

According to his owners, the Jordans, Killian was usually a pretty calm dog. So when he began growling at the babysitter of their seven-month-old baby, they became suspicious. The Jordans placed a phone under the couch cushions to see if they could overhear anything suspicious — they were expecting to possibly hear that the sitter was mistreating the dog. Instead, they overheard the sitter swearing angrily at their baby and noises that sounded like she was slapping and shaking their infant.

The Jordans’ baby was okay, and thanks to Killian, not only was this baby taken out of harm’s way, but the babysitter was placed on a list that will prevent her from working in childcare ever again. What a good boy.

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 When guide dog Roselle helped lead her blind owner to safety on 9/11.

When Roselle's owner, Michael Hingson, felt the impact of the plane on the morning of September 11, 2001, he knew he could trust his guide dog, Roselle, to see him to safety. Roselle not only led him safely down 78 flights, she also provided final comfort to firefighters in the stairwell by letting them pet her as they headed up to combat the disaster. Roselle had to stop working as a guide in 2004, and she eventually died in 2011. After her passing, Michael said, “I’ve had many other dogs, but there is only one Roselle.”

When Roselle‘s owner, Michael Hingson, felt the impact of the plane on the morning of September 11, 2001, he knew he could trust his guide dog, Roselle, to see him to safety. Roselle not only led him safely down 78 flights, she also provided final comfort to firefighters in the stairwell by letting them pet her as they headed up to combat the disaster. Roselle had to stop working as a guide in 2004, and she eventually died in 2011. After her passing, Michael said, “I’ve had many other dogs, but there is only one Roselle.”

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KATRINA, THE HEROIC BLACK LABRADOR

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LOUIE SAVED HER OWNER THANKS TO THE PANIC BUTTON

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BRETAGNE, THE 911 HERO

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