All The Heroic Pet Owners Who Risked Their Lives to Save Their Animals

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These pet owners fought off wild animals to protect their pups from apex predators.  Plus firefighters save a dog on thin ice, and a lost dog miraculously finds her family, and one good boy saves his owner after an accident.  

Buddy vs. the bear

A California man punched a 350-pound black bear in the face when he caught it attempting to drag his rescue pit bull Buddy out of his yard by the head. He repeatedly jabbed the bear in the face until it dropped Buddy from its jaws.  

Road to recovery

Buddy is recuperating from three-hour, life saving surgery. The bear has returned the man’s property several times after the beatdown. He’s unsure how to keep the bear from coming back.   

Gunner vs. the gator

A Florida man saved his three-month-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel from the jaws of an opportunistic alligator, who dragged the pup into a pond next to their home.

Safe and sound

When a four-foot alligator pulled Gunner the puppy into the water, Richard Wilbanks jumped into the pond after it and pried the alligator’s jaws open. After a few days in the hospital, Gunner was released and is now inseparable from his savior. 

Cold Yeller

North Dakota Firefighters dramatically rescued a Chocolate lab stranded on a chunk of ice floating down the Sheyenne River. Lola, who escaped from home, has been happily reunited with her owner.  

Puppy vs. python

When Jasper, a German Shepherd mix, was attacked by a python in the backyard, his owner grabbed the snake and spun it around until the puppy was released from its death coil.  


A golden retriever mix was abandoned on a bench in Mexico after the owner left a note that their family had been physically abusing the dog. 

New Home

The sweet pup was taken in by a local animal rescue and will be up for adoption soon.  

One who returned home

An Alabama rescue dog disappeared in early November after escaping her leash and collar, but weeks later, she showed up to Walmart, where she searched the aisles until finding owner June Rountree, who works as a cashier at the store.  

And one that saved his owner

After a 78-year-old man crashed his car, an off-duty police officer found the man’s dog Petie wandering in the woods, who then led him to his owner’s location for the rescue.  

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1 year ago

Dogs are Miracles with Paws !
My 17 year old Pit Bull “ Rocky Dan” was my best friend, my Homeland security, he protected the farm and was the smartest dog ever and I miss him every single day !

1 year ago

Dogs are awesome and so are some of their owners,

1 year ago

If more people were like most dogs the world would be a much better place we all could learn a thing or two from dogs

1 year ago

I tell you what. That 350 pound black bear would be buzzard bait if he came back to my property, after attacking a member of my family.