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Update: Hero Dog Who Saved Girl from Rattlesnake Expected to Survive


Written by: Phil Monahan

Haus the hero German Shepherd continues to receive treatment for his bites.
Photo by Donya DeLuca via today.com

Last Friday, we told you the story of Haus—a brave, two-year-old rescue dog—who jumped between a young girl and a deadly rattlesnake, sustaining three bites to his leg. As of last. . .

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Former “World’s Ugliest Dog” Wins Hero Award


Written by: Phil Monahan

Mugly has been a champion before, for his looks. Now he’s being honored for his deeds.
Photo via facebook

Back in 2012, a Chinese Crested Dog named Mugly won the annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in California. But Mugly’s life story is much more interesting than that. Abandoned by a. . .

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Sent Out to Pee, A Dog Ends Up Saving a Life


Written by: Phil Monahan

John Paul Roccaforte poses with Marley, who is credited with saving a lost hiker.
Photo by John Paul Roccaforte via thedodo.com

Last month, Flagstaff, Arizona, was in the midst of an early morning snowstorm, when John Paul Roccaforte’s dogs required a bathroom break. Izzy and Marley ran outside to answer nature’s. . .

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Hero Dogs Leads Firefighters to Trapped Children


Written by: Phil Monahan

Hailed as a hero, Maxx is being treated for burns and smoke inhalation.
Photo courtesy Seminole County Fire Department

I see a lot of “dog saves family from fire” stories in my news feed, but most are of the “his barking woke us up” variety. Really, all the dog did was bark, and if we could translate, the pup may . . .

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