Hero Dogs: More Than Best Friends

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Bretagne, the last known living 9/11 search dog, died in a Houston suburb at age 16 on Monday, June 6. Read more here.
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Sherry
German shepherd Haus was bitten three times by a rattlesnake while protecting his 7-year-old owner, Molly, in Tampa, Florida. Read more here.
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Montgomery Country Animal Services and Adoption Center
Puppy siblings Calvin and Jordan led authorities to their mother, Princess, saving her life. Princess was dehydrated and malnourished, weighing only 29 pounds. She has since gained weight and is now up for adoption, along with her two puppies. Read more here.
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WSLS
Three-year-old Mason Ryan spent nine hours in the woods alone before being found by the Ryans' family dog, Banjo. Read more here.
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Seminole County Sheriff's Office
German shepherd Maxx came to the rescue as he helped crews navigate through thick smoke to find his owners' 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl in their burning home. Read more here.
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When it comes to emotional healing, dogs can play a big role. That is what happened when Rob Garofalo learned that he was HIV-positive. Fred, a Yorkshire terrier, brought joy and engagement back into his life. Read more here.
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Red Paw Relief
Yolanda the service dog saved her blind owner by alerting authorities to a house fire in Philadelphia by dialing 911 on a specialized phone. Read more here.
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GoFundMe
Bambi, a Labrador mix, stayed behind in a burning house by her owner's bedside and alerted first responders to their location. Read more here.
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Middlebranch Veterinary Clinic
Figo, the golden retriever, jumped in front of a school minibus in order to save his blind owner. Both were hit, but Figo took the brunt of it. He later won the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' Dog of the Year award. Read more here.
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KNBC-TV
Foxy the dog began barking in the middle of the night to alert her family that their home was on fire in Santa Ana. Read more here.
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