Hero Dog Blog

The Hero Dog Blog celebrates our canine friends around the world. Every dog profiled on this page has made a difference and helped make the world a better place. Plus dogs are awesome and adorable, so what's not to like? Enjoy the blog!

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    Ezio, a Yorkie, weighs only 11 pounds but that didn’t stop him from jumping to the defence of a toddler who was attacked by an aggressive dog. In doing so, Ezio took the brunt of the attack. The dog snapped Ezio’s neck and spinal cord leaving him paralyzed and on life-support. The family has raised over $20,000 to provide Ezio the surgery he needs to recover and hopefully one day walk again.

    Ezio, a Yorkie, weighs only 11 pounds but that didn’t stop him from jumping to the defence of a toddler who was attacked by an aggressive dog. In doing so, Ezio took the brunt of the attack. The dog snapped Ezio’s neck and spinal cord leaving him paralyzed and on life-support. The family has raised over $20,000 to provide Ezio the surgery he needs to recover and hopefully one day walk again.

    — 6 days ago with 2 notes
    #yorkies  #dogs  #animals  #hero dogs 
    Hawk, a German Shepherd, leads a double life. He began training as a search and rescue dog when he was only 10 weeks old and has participated in disaster recovery in both the US and Canada. He is also a registered therapy dog (teaching children about safety and accident prevention), helps senior citizens suffering from Alzheimer’s improve their memory, and visits patients who are terminally ill. 

    Hawk, a German Shepherd, leads a double life. He began training as a search and rescue dog when he was only 10 weeks old and has participated in disaster recovery in both the US and Canada. He is also a registered therapy dog (teaching children about safety and accident prevention), helps senior citizens suffering from Alzheimer’s improve their memory, and visits patients who are terminally ill. 

    — 1 week ago with 8 notes
    #german shepherd  #dogs  #animals  #pets  #hero dogs 
    Sophie Tucker, a cattle dog, is a survivor. Out with her family on a yacht off the coast of Australia, she fell overboard and was nowhere to be seen. The family thought she had drown. But Sophie had other plans. She swam for six miles through shark-infested water to a small island where she survived for more than four months by hunting wild goats. She was finally caught by some locals and returned to the mainland where she was reunited with her family who were happy to have her back.

    Sophie Tucker, a cattle dog, is a survivor. Out with her family on a yacht off the coast of Australia, she fell overboard and was nowhere to be seen. The family thought she had drown. But Sophie had other plans. She swam for six miles through shark-infested water to a small island where she survived for more than four months by hunting wild goats. She was finally caught by some locals and returned to the mainland where she was reunited with her family who were happy to have her back.

    — 2 weeks ago with 4 notes
    #dogs  #animals  #pets  #australia  #cattle dog 
    Aster, a lab/retriever mix breed is a medical alert assistance dog. Her owner Elenor has severe type 1 diabetes and Aster can smell when her blood sugar has dropped to dangerous levels. She notifies Elenor several times a day, even waking her in her sleep to ensure her blood sugar remains constant. 

    Aster, a lab/retriever mix breed is a medical alert assistance dog. Her owner Elenor has severe type 1 diabetes and Aster can smell when her blood sugar has dropped to dangerous levels. She notifies Elenor several times a day, even waking her in her sleep to ensure her blood sugar remains constant. 

    — 4 weeks ago with 1 note
    #dogs  #labs  #golden retriever  #hero dogs  #pets  #animals 
    Meet Susie, a pit bull-shepherd mix. When she was a puppy she was beaten, set on fire and left to die in a park. Many of her teeth were knocked out and she sustained burns over 60% of her body. When she was found she had over 300 maggots in her wounds. But Susie survived and in the process changed the laws for animal cruelty. Thanks to “Susie’s Law”, cruelty towards animals is now a felony offence in North Carolina which means more jail time and tougher penalties.

    Meet Susie, a pit bull-shepherd mix. When she was a puppy she was beaten, set on fire and left to die in a park. Many of her teeth were knocked out and she sustained burns over 60% of her body. When she was found she had over 300 maggots in her wounds. But Susie survived and in the process changed the laws for animal cruelty. Thanks to “Susie’s Law”, cruelty towards animals is now a felony offence in North Carolina which means more jail time and tougher penalties.

    — 1 month ago with 108 notes
    #animals  #pit bulls  #shepherd  #north carolina  #dogs  #pets 
    Barney works for the Irish government as a Revenue Cash Dog. What does that mean? He specializes in searching out the illegal movement of money or drugs from Dublin Airport. To date he has found cash, silver bars, drugs and cigarettes. His work is so good he recently won the Irish Kennel Club’s Golden Paw Hero Dog Award in the category of Law Enforcement. His career will last 5-7 years before he will retire and live a civilian life.

    Barney works for the Irish government as a Revenue Cash Dog. What does that mean? He specializes in searching out the illegal movement of money or drugs from Dublin Airport. To date he has found cash, silver bars, drugs and cigarettes. His work is so good he recently won the Irish Kennel Club’s Golden Paw Hero Dog Award in the category of Law Enforcement. His career will last 5-7 years before he will retire and live a civilian life.

    — 1 month ago with 6 notes
    #animals  #dogs  #pets  #Springer Spaniel  #ireland 
    Mountie police dog Danny waits patiently as fellow police officers pay their respects to three fallen Mounties in Moncton. The officers were killed when a gunman went on a rampage, luring the officers into a trap. Danny’s handler, Constable Dave Ross was among those killed. Danny cried throughout the funeral and reports say he still looks for Dave every day, thinking he will come back.

    Mountie police dog Danny waits patiently as fellow police officers pay their respects to three fallen Mounties in Moncton. The officers were killed when a gunman went on a rampage, luring the officers into a trap. Danny’s handler, Constable Dave Ross was among those killed. Danny cried throughout the funeral and reports say he still looks for Dave every day, thinking he will come back.

    — 1 month ago with 393 notes
    #moncton  #mounties  #german shepherd  #animals  #pets  #dogs 
    Cooper, a yellow lab, went searching for three year old Carson after the boy went missing. Carson’s parents called 911 but Cooper didn’t bother to wait and went into the woods where he found the boy two miles from home. Keeping him warm throughout the night, Cooper then helped carry the boy when he could no longer walk. Thankfully both were rescued the next morning.

    Cooper, a yellow lab, went searching for three year old Carson after the boy went missing. Carson’s parents called 911 but Cooper didn’t bother to wait and went into the woods where he found the boy two miles from home. Keeping him warm throughout the night, Cooper then helped carry the boy when he could no longer walk. Thankfully both were rescued the next morning.

    — 1 month ago with 20 notes
    #dogs  #kids  #animals  #pets  #hero dog  #labradors 
    Kai, a black lab, is a trained arson investigator with the San Antonio Fire Department. She can detect up to fourteen different chemicals used in fires and can sniff out as little as two drops of gasoline. Prior to her life as a rescue dog, she was a stray on the streets rescued by the Humane Society. Today Kai has been nominated for the Hero Dog Awards in the category of Arson Dog.

    Kai, a black lab, is a trained arson investigator with the San Antonio Fire Department. She can detect up to fourteen different chemicals used in fires and can sniff out as little as two drops of gasoline. Prior to her life as a rescue dog, she was a stray on the streets rescued by the Humane Society. Today Kai has been nominated for the Hero Dog Awards in the category of Arson Dog.

    — 2 months ago with 4 notes
    #dogs  #pets  #animals  #labs 
    Air Dog Buster, an English springer spaniel, recently retired from military duty with the RAF after serving in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Buster was a sniffer dog used to locate bombs, booby traps and other explosives planted for American and British troops. He now lives with his handler and is transitioning into civilian life. His biggest challenges? Learning to play with other dogs and sharing his toys.

    Air Dog Buster, an English springer spaniel, recently retired from military duty with the RAF after serving in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Buster was a sniffer dog used to locate bombs, booby traps and other explosives planted for American and British troops. He now lives with his handler and is transitioning into civilian life. His biggest challenges? Learning to play with other dogs and sharing his toys.

    — 2 months ago with 53 notes
    #dogs  #springer spaniel  #RAF  #animals  #hero dogs