Dogs have long been known and considered to be man’s best friend. Despite the endless supply of drool and comically infuriating shenanigans, their easygoing nature and tremendous loyalty place them above and beyond any other pet (sorry, cat lovers). Dog owners put immense faith in their pets that would normally be considered crazy. When was the last time you put faith in a rattlesnake to play fetch? Have you ever tried playing fetch with a cat? Chances are that you, like the rest of us, are still waiting on the cat to give you the time of day!
Simply put: dogs are awesome. The care and compassion that they feel makes it no surprise that these kind companions are often lifesavers who go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the safety and well-being of their owners. Don’t believe us? We found 10 incredibly loyal dogs who saved their owners’ lives.
From fending off dangerous attackers to calling 911, these dogs have been awarded for their heroism. Who are these brave canines and where did they come from? Take a look at our list of these inspiring furry four-legged heroes who might just motivate you to take a trip to the local shelter to adopt a hero of your own.