This adopted dog saved a baby


An adopted dog named Duke is credited with saving the life of nine-week-old Harper Brousseau of Portland, CT, according to a story on the Huffington Post. One night, the normally obedient dog jumped repeatedly on the bed of Jenna Brousseau and her husband, Harper’s parents. They knew something was wrong.

Roxie the hero

Read a Petfinder Happy Tail about this hero dog named Roxie.

The parents went into their baby’s room and discovered she wasn’t breathing. Jenna’s husband called 911. Paramedics were able to revive little Harper who then went to the hospital where she is doing much better.

According to the local WFSB Eyewitness News in Portland, the family said that they were sharing their story “because they wanted to inspire others to consider rescuing an animal like they did.” The dog whose life they saved six years ago has now saved the life of their beloved new daughter.

We at Petfinder often hear amazing stories like this through the Happy Tails we receive. Many adopted pets have saved the day for their people — from alerting them to a family member who has fallen or is having a seizure, to waking them when there is a fire or gas leak in the house.  Adopted pets, who have often been through so much, really come through for their families.