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Rescuers Trying to Save One Dog Accidentally Save 12, Thanks to Selfless Stray

Originally posted 03/17/2015 04:15PM

We've teamed up with one of our favorite sites, BarkPost, to bring you and your four-legged friends even more adorable pet videos, photos and must-see stories. Check back every week for new furry fun from BarkPost!

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Filed Under: Dogs, Hero Pets, Good Deeds

Dog Tells Robber, "Get Your Paws Off My Dad!" And Saves The Day

Originally posted 03/05/2015 06:15PM

We've teamed up with one of our favorite sites, BarkPost, to bring you and your four-legged friends even more adorable pet videos, photos and must-see stories. Check back every week for new furry fun from BarkPost!

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Filed Under: Dogs, Hero Pets
Credit: Andrew Walker/Getty
NBC's Jill Rappaport Shares Her Mission to Save Rescue Dogs

NBC's Jill Rappaport Shares Her Mission to Save Rescue Dogs

Originally posted 02/20/2015 08:35AM

Long before Jill Rappaport became know for her animal advocacy, the NBC correspondent was already saving the lives of pets in need.

"I always had rescue dogs growing up," she tells PEOPLE. "I was the kid that would come home with a stray, even if it was a little mouse."

Now an award-winning animal advocate and author, Rappaport is teaming up with celebs including Betty White, Lindsey Vonn and Emmylou Harris for her new special Best in Shelter, which aims to raise awareness for homeless animals and to help them find their forever homes.

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Credit: Contra Costa Animal Services
The Daily Treat: Hero Dog Saves 5-Week-Old Puppies Abandoned in Garbage Bag

The Daily Treat: Hero Dog Saves 5-Week-Old Puppies Abandoned in Garbage Bag

Originally posted 01/23/2015 06:50AM

A six-year-old Australian shepherd named Sausage is being credited for saving the life of three puppies that were discovered inside a garbage bag in Pleasant Hill, California.

"It is one of the feel good stories of the year," Rick Golphin, deputy director of Contra Costa County Animal Services, tells PEOPLE.

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UpdatePosted 01/20/2015 07:00AM

Heroic Pot-Bellied Pig Foils Attempted Robbery in England

Originally posted 01/19/2015 02:05PM

There are a lot of heroic pets in the world, but none more unlikely than Ludwig.

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Hero Cat Saves Baby from Freezing to Death

UpdatePosted 01/16/2015 07:50PM

The Daily Treat: Hero Cat Saves Baby from Freezing to Death

Originally posted 01/16/2015 12:30PM

Who says cats are self-absorbed?

A long-haired cat from Obninsk, Russia, came to the aid of an abandoned baby recently and is being called a hero. The furry feline kept the baby boy warm and even meowed to get the attention of passersby, the New York Post reports.

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Filed Under: Cats, Hero Pets
Florida Teen Survives Bear Attack with the Help of Her Dog

Florida Teen Survives Bear Attack with the Help of Her Dog

Originally posted 12/27/2014 07:30AM

Leah Reeder was out for a walk with her dog, Ralph, on Sunday when she was suddenly attacked by a black bear in Eastpoint, Florida.

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Credit: Marisela Burgos/Twitter
Dog Dies in Fire After Saving 7 Lives

Dog Dies in Fire After Saving 7 Lives

Originally posted 12/11/2014 07:30AM

Man's best friend indeed.

When a fire started brewing in the Indianapolis home of Johnny Walker around midnight on Tuesday, his shih tzu/poodle mix Bogey barked furiously to wake him up – ultimately saving the lives of Walker and several others.

According to New York's Daily News, the pup was the first to notice the fire, which was sparked by two unattended space heaters.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Hero Pets
Credit: Courtesy Secret Service/Twitter
Meet the Secret Service Heroes Who Love Long Walks and Kong Toys

Meet the Secret Service K-9 Heroes Who Took Down the White House Fence Jumper

Originally posted 10/24/2014 07:15PM

America's newest heroes are not talking about their latest daring mission.

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Credit: Charlotte Dumas/Barcroft USA/Getty
Meet Bretagne, the Last-Known Surviving Ground Zero Search Dog

Meet Bretagne, the Last-Known Surviving Ground Zero Search Dog

Originally posted 09/11/2014 04:05PM

At Ground Zero in 2001, Bretagne was a specially trained 2-year-old golden retriever who had a sixth sense about who needed her most.

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