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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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Mother and Son Pay a High Price for Rescuing Dog from Hot Car


Written by: Phil Monahan

Melanie May and her son, Bradley Allen, were beaten for releasing a dog from a hot car in Florida.
Photo via palmbeachpost.com

We have posted many times about Good Samaritans who release dogs from hot cars, sometimes even breaking a window to do so. But a mother and her son in Jacksonville, Florida, paid a. . .

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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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Project Unconditional Photo 28: “Bumper the Gentle Soul”

Written by: Jane Sobel Klonsky, Project Unconditional


“Bumper the Happy Dog” shares a moment with Cynthia.
Photo by Jane Sobel Klonsky

Springfield, Vermont—Bumper, an 11-year-old American Staffordshire terrier, got her name from Cynthia, who first met her as a puppy who had been found in the street after having been. . .

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