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30+ Times Dogs Surprised Humans With Their Incredibly Heroic Acts

Many of us, especially those of us who grew up with TV classics like Lassie, have a soft spot for heroic dogs.

Dogs are everyday heroes in so many ways, from guide dogs to rescue dogs and those that keep us safe by sniffing out explosives and drugs, there are countless ‘tails’ of man’s best friend standing up and doing amazing things. Sometimes dogs are heroes just by being our companions, loyal and non-judgemental friends we can always rely on when times are ‘ruff.’

Here at Bored Panda we have decided to compile a list of just some of those stories, courageous canines that took on situations by the scruff of the neck and emerged victorious. Scroll down below to check them out, and feel free to add your own stories in the comments!

A man who broke his neck outdoors in freezing conditions survived lying in snow for nearly 24 hours thanks to his dog, who kept him warm through the night and barked for help. Anticipating a journey of only several metres, man was wearing just long johns, a shirt and slippers when he went outside, despite the temperature being around -4C. However, he slipped and broke his neck. Kelsey, five-year-old Golden…

A man who broke his neck outdoors in freezing conditions survived lying in snow for nearly 24 hours thanks to his dog, who kept him warm through the night and barked for help. Anticipating a journey of only several metres, man was wearing just long johns, a shirt and slippers when he went outside, despite the temperature being around -4C. However, he slipped and broke his neck. Kelsey, five-year-old Golden Retriever, kept him warm by lying on top of him, and kept him awake by licking his hands and face

Our house caught fire at 2 am in November, 2016. Our dog Molly woke us up. She saved the lives of 7 people, 2 dogs, and 4 cats. She was blind and given 2 months to live 4 months before the fire. 2 years later, and she is still alive and kicking. We take her to the vet weekly to get fluid drained from her lungs. She is still happy…

Our house caught fire at 2 am in November, 2016. Our dog Molly woke us up. She saved the lives of 7 people, 2 dogs, and 4 cats. She was blind and given 2 months to live 4 months before the fire. 2 years later, and she is still alive and kicking. We take her to the vet weekly to get fluid drained from her lungs. She is still happy and wagging.

A woman saved a pit bull named TatorTot just hours before he was scheduled to be euthanized and less than a week later TatorTot returned the favor when he helped save her 4-year-old son. That night the pit bull began barking and running back and forth between woman and her son. She thought that TatorTot just hadn’t exercised out all of his energy, but the pit bull wouldn’t give up…

A woman saved a pit bull named TatorTot just hours before he was scheduled to be euthanized and less than a week later TatorTot returned the favor when he helped save her 4-year-old son. That night the pit bull began barking and running back and forth between woman and her son. She thought that TatorTot just hadn’t exercised out all of his energy, but the pit bull wouldn’t give up until she finally went to check on her son. He was barely breathing, TatorTot was on his bed, barking and pawing at him, licking his face.

One late evening in May 2012, a freight train conductor riding in Shirley, Massachusetts saw the silhouette of a person and a dog on the tracks ahead. He radioed for the train to stop, but could tell there wasn’t going to be enough time. Christine Spain had tripped on the tracks while walking her dog, Lilly, and fell unconscious. The conductor saw that the silhouette was moving — Lilly was…

One late evening in May 2012, a freight train conductor riding in Shirley, Massachusetts saw the silhouette of a person and a dog on the tracks ahead. He radioed for the train to stop, but could tell there wasn’t going to be enough time. Christine Spain had tripped on the tracks while walking her dog, Lilly, and fell unconscious. The conductor saw that the silhouette was moving — Lilly was attempting to pull her immobilized owner off the tracks. As the train passed over the pair, the conductor claims to have felt a thump. When he was able to safely exit the train, he found Spain unscathed; Lilly had covered her owner and took the hit for her. While waiting for emergency services, Lilly continued to watch over Spain, though the dog herself was suffering from extreme injuries, including to her front right leg, which had to be amputated in surgery.

On December 12, 2008 in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, a dog named China was honored with the Shining World Hero Award by Supreme Master Ching Hai, for her brave maternal love. On a frigid winter night China found an abandoned baby girl in a field and carried her back to the pen that held her own newborn pups. Together with her pups China kept the baby warm through the…

On December 12, 2008 in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, a dog named China was honored with the Shining World Hero Award by Supreme Master Ching Hai, for her brave maternal love. On a frigid winter night China found an abandoned baby girl in a field and carried her back to the pen that held her own newborn pups. Together with her pups China kept the baby warm through the night until her human caretaker heard the cries of the infant and took her to the local hospital for medical attention. The baby was aptly named “Esperanza,†meaning hope, at the hospital.

Man was walking his dog who began behaving peculiarly, and he noticed the dog buried up to her head. Only her head was visible and it was difficult to see given the amount of earth covering her. She was surrounded by rocks and also she was attached to a large sack filled with gravel (to keep her from escaping). Thanks to a dog and owner who happened to see her…

Man was walking his dog who began behaving peculiarly, and he noticed the dog buried up to her head. Only her head was visible and it was difficult to see given the amount of earth covering her. She was surrounded by rocks and also she was attached to a large sack filled with gravel (to keep her from escaping). Thanks to a dog and owner who happened to see her head emerging from the ground the buried dog survived

“Our Hero Buster came into our lives when my husband started a job that required him to travel. I looked for a puppy and found the best friend ever. Soon after Buster came into our lives my husband became very sick. After multiple hospital stays and surgeries he came home from the hospital. Buster was 10 months. My husband was sleeping downstairs in our living room, he was unable to…

“Our Hero Buster came into our lives when my husband started a job that required him to travel. I looked for a puppy and found the best friend ever. Soon after Buster came into our lives my husband became very sick. After multiple hospital stays and surgeries he came home from the hospital. Buster was 10 months. My husband was sleeping downstairs in our living room, he was unable to use the stairs after his operation. Buster and I were sleeping upstairs, we were having a terrible ice storm that night. Buster woke me up barking. That wasn’t like him. He’s not a barker..I thought he may have heard a snow plow outside, but I realized he wasn’t barking at the window, but he was barking at the bedroom doorway. I decided since I was awake I would check on my husband. It was a good thing I did, when we got downstairs my husband was unconscious on the floor. He had gotten up and blacked out. He hit his face on a piece of furniture and cut his face. When I got him to the hospital his blood pressure was 55/30. The doctors said if I hadn’t found him when I did he very likely would have stroked out and possibly died…If it wasn’t for Buster I never would have gone down to check on my husband, I didn’t hear him fall but Buster did..My husband thanks Buster everyday for saving his life.”

By 11:10 we could see the first of the flames across the valley. By 11:15 they were growing larger and the winds went mad. We had loaded up the dogs and cats, but Odin, our stubborn and fearless Great Pyrenees would not leave the goats. Even under the best of circumstances it is nearly impossible to separate Odin from the goats after nightfall when he takes over the close watch from…

By 11:10 we could see the first of the flames across the valley. By 11:15 they were growing larger and the winds went mad. We had loaded up the dogs and cats, but Odin, our stubborn and fearless Great Pyrenees would not leave the goats. Even under the best of circumstances it is nearly impossible to separate Odin from the goats after nightfall when he takes over the close watch from his sister Tessa. I made a decision to leave him, and I doubt I could have made him come with us if I tried. We got out with our lives and what was in our pockets. Cars behind us on Mark West Springs Road were pouring flames out of the windows as they roared down the road. Later that morning when we had outrun the fires I cried, sure that I had sentenced Odie to death, along with our precious family of bottle-raised goats. Today, we were able to make it back to the smoldering wasteland of our forest. Every structure is in ruins. Trees are still burning. Yet, eight goats came running to see us and get cuddles and kisses. Dixon has a burn on his back the size of a nickel. Other than that they are perfectly fine. Odin’s fur is burned and his whiskers melted. He is limping on his right leg. And he has adopted several baby deer who huddle around him for safety and water from their trough, which is miraculously intact and full of relatively clean water. We dropped off several bails of orchard grass and gave them fresh water. Tomorrow we hope to reunite them all with his sister Tessa. I’m sure Odin believes she is perished. I can’t wait to see their faces when they see each other. Odin has lived up to his namesake. Pray for him and his charges. He is our inspiration. If he can be so fearless in this maelstrom, surely so can we

He served for 18 months and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and once caught a German soldier by the seat of his pants, holding him there until American soldiers found him. Sgt. Stubby is the subject of an upcoming animated film, scheduled for release in April 2018.

Roselle had led Hingson through the noise, smoke and rubble of the office to descend the stairway. Once on ground level in the middle of the human panic Roselle remained focused as they continued walking away from the chaos. When they were about two blocks away, Tower 2 began to collapse. To escape the ash and debris, they started running for the subway. Roselle eventually guided Michael to the home of…

Roselle had led Hingson through the noise, smoke and rubble of the office to descend the stairway. Once on ground level in the middle of the human panic Roselle remained focused as they continued walking away from the chaos. When they were about two blocks away, Tower 2 began to collapse. To escape the ash and debris, they started running for the subway. Roselle eventually guided Michael to the home of a friend in mid-Manhattan where they stayed until the trains were running again. They were finally able to arrive home in New Jersey after seven that night.

On Monday, May 12, 2017, deputies investigated an officer involved shooting in Jupiter. The subject was a suspect in a robbery and he opened fire on the deputies as they attempted to apprehend him. K9 Casper, a bomb detection and patrol dog, was on scene and was struck during the exchange of gunfire, taking a bullet meant for his handler. Casper was rushed into surgery and has since returned home…

On Monday, May 12, 2017, deputies investigated an officer involved shooting in Jupiter. The subject was a suspect in a robbery and he opened fire on the deputies as they attempted to apprehend him. K9 Casper, a bomb detection and patrol dog, was on scene and was struck during the exchange of gunfire, taking a bullet meant for his handler. Casper was rushed into surgery and has since returned home to continue his recovery.

“About 11am this morning, Peanut started going crazy at our house,†reads the text of a letter written by her new owner and shared in the post. “She was running up and down the stairs, barking and yelping. She then went and got my husband, who was in the garage working on some projects, and alerted him that she wanted to go outside. He said he could hear her running…

“About 11am this morning, Peanut started going crazy at our house,†reads the text of a letter written by her new owner and shared in the post. “She was running up and down the stairs, barking and yelping. She then went and got my husband, who was in the garage working on some projects, and alerted him that she wanted to go outside. He said he could hear her running around upstairs but didn’t understand why.†It turns out there was a very good reason for Peanut’s behavior, the dog apparently sensed something was amiss outside. “He let her outside where she went barreling into the field behind our house at full speed,†the letter says. “My husband followed her and to his surprise, he found a naked, shivering, 3 year old girl curled up in a ball. He scooped her up, wrapped her in his sweatshirt, and brought her inside. He called 911 and reported the incident.â€

After coming home from Iraq, Atlas’ owner struggled with PTSD. After regular visits to VA doctor, he ended up on a cocktail of 33 pills that left him feeling hazy and helpless. Wanting to make a change he adopted Atlas, who has turned out to be a lifesaver. Atlas has been trained to sense the changes in his owner that precede a terrifying flashback and respond by redirecting…

After coming home from Iraq, Atlas’ owner struggled with PTSD. After regular visits to VA doctor, he ended up on a cocktail of 33 pills that left him feeling hazy and helpless. Wanting to make a change he adopted Atlas, who has turned out to be a lifesaver. Atlas has been trained to sense the changes in his owner that precede a terrifying flashback and respond by redirecting his owner’s attention. With this support, her owner feels in control of his life once again and is a more active part of his family. Atlas is also the “face” of, and inspiration behind the creation of The Battle Buddy Foundation, a beacon of hope to many other veterans struggling to cope.

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Carrie Fisher’s dog is a huge ‘The Last Jedi’ fan

The most important fan has finally seen The Last Jedi: Carrie Fisher’s French Bulldog, Gary.

All Star Wars fans know Gary has been waiting for this moment since he first saw his late owner in The Last Jedi trailer, and a Friday screening his dreams came true.

ABC 7 reporter Veronica Miracle tweeted a video of Gary post-screening, showing off his X-Wing pilot costume. She explained that Gary sat on the lap of Fisher’s former assistant to watch the movie and “his ears perked up” whenever she was on screen.

“What’d you think of the movie?” a reporter can be heard asking Gary. DON’T WORRY — he didn’t drop any spoilers, guys.

Gary, clearly still speechless from seeing the glorious film starring his mom, responded by continuing to pant and walk around. Classic Gary.

Since Fisher’s death in 2016 the film’s release has been tough for actors and fans still struggling to gain closure. Several paid tribute to her by raising their lightsabers in the theater.

Fisher’s co-star Mark Hamill and director Rian Johnson recently gushed about her at a Last Jedi press junket, and her daughter, Billie Lourd, paid tribute to her at the premiere.

Clearly Fisher’s presence still looms on and off screen, and Gary remains one of her biggest fans.

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Target made this Corgi so happy and honestly, same

One dog just gave the exact expression we all have when shopping at Target. 

Zira the Corgi didn’t hold back her excitement when strolling down the aisles. Her owner Jesse (@virgoprincxss) captured the moment in two candid photos. 

You simply can’t go wrong with posting an image of a dog and one of the happiest place on earth. 

It looks like a furry mirror. 

The Corgi/Aussie mix also shows a small resemblance to Target’s mascot Bullseyes, because Zira is an overachiever. The uncanny similarities didn’t go unnoticed by the Internet.

Watch out Bullseye, you may have some competition on your paws (sorry).

The viral tweet inspired others to post their own pets’ experiences at Target. Despite the happy images, people in the comments had mixed feelings on it. 

Some kept asking if Zira was a service animal, while others believed it was unsanitary for her to be in the cart. But, negative comments aside, can we all agree and appreciate how happy some of these animals are?

Despite the mix reactions, the tweet still has over 57,000 retweets and 217,000 likes. We’re sure Target is very grateful for the free advertisement. 

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Putting The Debate To Bed: PETA Has Announced That They Will Never Know Whether Its Okay To Be Naked In Front Of Your Dog Or What

When it comes to protecting animals, no one does it better than PETA. So if you’ve got a pet at home, you might want to pay attention to the organization’s latest bombshell: PETA has announced that they will never know whether it’s okay to be naked in front of your dog or what!

Yep. Nudity around pets is officially a moral gray area for PETA, and apparently, that’s not going to change anytime soon!

According to officials, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has concluded that there is absolutely no way for them to determine whether walking around your house with exposed genitals is a fine thing to do in front of your dog. Whether you take off your underwear in front of a dog or your dog walks in on you and watches as you shower, PETA emphasized that it’s pretty much whatever to them.

“We’re not sure if the dogs don’t like it, or if they don’t even notice it, or what the deal is,” said PETA spokesperson Marilyn Peters in an official statement this morning. “It might be fine for them to see our naughty bits, but then again, it might also be really bad. Either way, don’t expect to see us making any PSAs about it, because we don’t think we’re ever going to have the answer.”

Wow. The organization later went on to say that while they hope nudity doesn’t affect the dogs in any sort of lasting way, their official stance nonetheless remains that they aren’t about to find out. Peters also added that for all they know, walking around naked in front of your pet might actually be incredible for them, but they’re not going to look into that either.

Bottom line, if you’re naked in front of your dog, PETA isn’t going to bust into your house and throw any red paint on you for it.

Well, this is huge! Thanks for taking the time to close the case on this one, PETA! Pet owners all over the world, whether they’re naked or not, will be breathing a little easier when they hear about this.

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Dad refers to himself as ‘grandpa’ when babysitting Chance the dog

It is a truth universally acknowledged that dogs are not just pets. They’re a core part of the family. 

That’s why this excellent father treated his daughter’s dog like a grandchild when she was away over the holidays. 

Meghan Specksgoor tweeted screenshots of her dad’s text updates about Chance the dog’s wellbeing. And he was quite the model dogsitter. 

Dear everyone: this is how to absolutely crush it at dogsitting. 

In the texts, Specksgoor’s father referred to himself as the dog’s “grandpa,” which is really rather sweet. 

Chance’s grandpa even took him for a picnic and a trip to the nail salon. Such a good doggo! 

Chance and his grandpa were having so much fun, they told Specksgoor they needed to hang out more often. 

Chance is one helluva happy doggo after being dog-sat by his gramps. 

Chance is the luckiest dog in the world!

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30+ Shameless Pets That Stole Owners Partner And Didnt Even Feel Sorry

We all love our pets, and (with the exception of maybe a few angry cats) they really do love us too. Some however love us a little too much. They don’t want anyone coming between them and their favourite humans, and they are not afraid to show it!

Bored Panda has compiled a list of jealous pets that will try to steal your significant other if you aren’t careful. Scroll down to check out the hilarious list below and don’t forget to vote for your favourite!

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All this golden retriever wants to do is lay in a very small bed

All this golden retriever wants is a nice, comfortable bed. Is that too much to ask for?

The dog tried fitting into a small bed, but just couldn’t get his whole body to corporate. There was a bigger bed next to it, but of course a smaller dog decided to take ownership. 

So, someone get this precious animal the bed it deserves already, please. 

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It took the internet coming together to figure out this bizarre optical illusion dog

The eye can often be fooled by simple things like the manipulation of light, a change of angles, or a beloved pet.  

Even a photo of what looks like a wildly-deformed dog can mess with your mind.  

And it can also send the web into a frenzy. 

Reddit user, chadwalk posted a photo last week with the title, “Optical Illusion Dog”.  

Image: via Reddit user Chadwalk

At first its hard to decipher what exactly you’re supposed to be looking at. There’s a dog at the front of the picture and the dog in the back looks like its in position that couldn’t possibly make any sense. 

Comment from discussion Optical Illusion Dog.

Comment from discussion Optical Illusion Dog.

The folks over at Reddit decided to dive deep into the rabbit hole that is the, optical illusion dog.

What the people eventually discovered was the pup actually had its head tilted. One user uploaded a photo diagram to try and make sense of the illusion.

Comment from discussion Optical Illusion Dog.

Someone also made a gif to try and help people who might have still been a bit confused. 

The people came together to finally figure out the dog illusion. We can now rest.

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