Blog Entries ( dog hero )

9/11 Ground Zero search dog still lends a helping paw

September 22nd, 2014
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Some heroes boast muscle and brawn. Others possess steely nerves and impeccable timing. But this hero is a little different. This one has feathery fur, a sunny smile, a calm nature and — for a dog — an uncanny ability to zero in on the people who need her most. She’s a 15-year-old golden retriever named Bretagne, and she’s one of the last surviving search dogs ...

Service dog helps injured veteran find balance

July 23rd, 2014
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A Jefferson County veteran, who lost both his legs to a bomb blast in Iraq, has a new friend to lean on. Smoky Mountain Service Dogs spent two years training Bella, a golden retriever, to be a mobility assistance service dog. On Thursday they held a "Passing of the Leash" ceremony at Tellico Village Community Church in Loudon. Smoky Mountain Service Dogs matched Bella with Sgt. Bradley Walker, ...

Family dog leads cops to hiding break-in suspect

July 21st, 2014
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Like something out of a 1970s TV show, a persistent family dog led Niagara-area police to a hiding suspect police say broke into the family's home. The dog, a five-year-old German shepherd named Kaylee, led police to a wooded area at the rear of the home where their suspect was trying to hide. "Without the family dog, we wouldn't have found the guy — without a doubt," ...

Dog keeps family’s military legacy alive

June 6th, 2014
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Madison (WKOW)-- Military service is something that often runs in the family. Many military families have long histories that go back generations, spanning across several wars and conflicts. That is certainly the case for the Cook family in Madison, where even the pets get involved in serving their country. "It's just so cool how this worked out. She's going to work with vets in the area. ...

Inspiring Stories of Dogs that Became Heroes

May 8th, 2014
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It is safe to say that there are not many other animals in the world that can steal the hearts of humans and get as much love from us than dogs do. It also goes without saying that dogs are a rarity to the Animal Kingdom that also give humans eternal love and devotion. Due to this, there have been numerous cases of heartwarming dog stories ...