When you go to a dog shelter to save a dog’s life, the last thing that’s on your mind is that this dog may indeed save your life someday. Whether adopting a shelter dog made a huge difference in your life or you were in trouble later on and your shelter dog saved you, we all know at least one dog story of a pooch saving someone’s life.
There are some things to consider before adopting a dog from the shelter. For example, this is a long-term commitment. Your dog may live a long life and be a part of your family for many years.
Adopting a shelter dog is something that you should think long and hard about. Make sure you have the financial means, and ability to provide for this shelter dog as long as they’re alive.
Adopting a dog from the shelter will only benefit the dog if you can commit to loving them and caring for them while they’re here on Earth. The commitment your shelter dog will need is comparable to having a child, remember that as you venture towards the path of adopting a shelter dog.
Today we’re featuring the most hearwarming stories of shelter dogs who saved their humans’ lives in one way or another.
Rescued from Fire
A dog was found wanding the highway back in 2015. The husband and wife that found this dog, later named Capone, saved him from a life of homelessness by bringing him home to be their family pet.
Later on, about a year and a half later, Capone alerted the family to a fire before it engulfed their home. Capone saved his owners and their nine children that night.
Saved from Assault
A 5-month old fearless pitbull saved his owner’s life from assault. While walking the pup one evening in Brooklyn, after her boyfriend adopted Apollo the fearless pitbull, she was pushed down by a stranger. The stranger grabbed her headphones and shoved her to the ground, Apollo stepped in between the assaulter and the victim and bit the person trying to assault the lady.
Apollo bit the person so hard that it took a minute for them to run away, thus our story of how a shelter dog named Apollo saved his owner’s girlfriend’s life.
Saved from Home Invasion
A dog named Axel, rescued from a shelter, went on to save a great-grandmother from a home invasion. When the robber entered the home, Axel pounced on the intruder, bit him, and chased him down the street.
This just goes to show you that sheltered dogs know where their loyalties lie and will do anything to protect the human that saved their life.
Saved from Diabetic Coma
Jazzy, a shelter pup rescued by Micheal in Phoenix helped save his owner from a diabetic coma. Back in 2018 Michael’s blood sugar levels dropped really low and it was Jazzy who sensed something was wrong.
Jazzy kept barking nonstop until she got the attention of Michael’s mom who eventually got to Michael to find that he was unconscious and Jazzy was standing on him trying to ‘revive’ him by jumping on his chest and bumping her face into his face.
Saved From a Bear
An elderly shelter dog saved her family from a bear. This dog was adopted to help protect the 35-acre property that her new owners had. One day the doggy happened upon a few bear cubs and the Mom Bear thought the dog posed a threat.
The bear tried to attack the shelter dog, Shelby, but Shelby fought long and hard. She did suffer from some mishaps from that fight but lived to tell the tale.
These are just some of the best stories about shelter dogs saving their human companions. It just goes to show you that dog is truly “man’s best friend” and will continue to be loyal and protective of any human that saves them from a life of hardships.