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A heroic dog lost his own life saving his human dad’s yesterday morning. According to local news reports, when a fire broke out in Scott Dunn’s Cobb County, GA, home, his 3-year-old Boxer, Duncan, alerted Dunn but later died in the blaze. Duncan alerted Scott Dunn to the fire in his home. (Photo: CBS News) According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, …

At the funeral of slain officer Jon Tumilson in Iowa earlier this week, his dog Hawkeye walked up to his casket, laid down beside it and would not leave his late master’s side. This photo was taken at Tumilson’s funeral by cousin Lisa Pembleton. Our friends at Animal Planet’s Daily Treat blog report on the heartbreaking story: Navy SEAL U.S. …

Our friends at the American Humane Association are giving heroic pets a chance to shine in this year’s Hero Dog Awards. Each nominee is playing to win up to $10,000 for his or her favorite charity. These four are Petfinder alumni, and we couldn’t be prouder! Read their stories below, then nominate your own hero dog today! Benny Category: Therapy …

Among the information that has emerged about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, there’s one particularly interesting detail: The elite team of Navy SEALS included a dog. Lacey, a German Shepherd/Belgian Shepherd Malinois mix, is up for adoption at B.A.R.K. in Ashland, VA. The canine commando was most likely a German Shepherd or Belgian Malinois, military sources tell the …

A hero dog in Alaska is being honored for leading authorities to a burning building. Buddy the German Shepherd, who guided state troopers to a fire at his family’s property, received a silver-plated dog bowl today in Anchorage.

Dog of Valor Calamity Jane scared off an armed robber. (Photo: HSUS) People who rescue pets often say the pet rescued them in return. But sometimes that’s literally true! The Humane Society of the United States’ Dogs of Valor awards honor heroic dogs who really did save humans’ lives. (Read HSUS president Wayne Pacelle’s blog post about the awards.) Here …

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