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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    Cassidy, a Shetland Sheepdog-Australian Shepherd mix, lost his front leg when he was hit by a car and left for dead on the side of the road. Taken in by a foster home, he quickly became a permanent member. Today, Cassidy visits children to help them learn about disabilities, acceptance and positivity. Due to this work as an advocate for special-needs rescues, Cassidy received the Emerging Hero award at the 2013 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.

    Cassidy, a Shetland Sheepdog-Australian Shepherd mix, lost his front leg when he was hit by a car and left for dead on the side of the road. Taken in by a foster home, he quickly became a permanent member. Today, Cassidy visits children to help them learn about disabilities, acceptance and positivity. Due to this work as an advocate for special-needs rescues, Cassidy received the Emerging Hero award at the 2013 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.

    — 9 hours ago with 3 notes
    #dogs  #animals  #hero dogs  #Shepherds  #pets 
    Boomer, an Australian shepherd, was out with her owner on their morning walk when suddenly a black bear charged from the forest. The bear threw her owner on the ground, repeatedly biting her. Then Boomer took charge. She lunged from behind, going for the bear’s neck and face. The bear quickly retreated to the forest, with Boomer in hot pursuit. When Boomer came back she had tufts of bear fur in her mouth. Her owner was treated for her injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.

    Boomer, an Australian shepherd, was out with her owner on their morning walk when suddenly a black bear charged from the forest. The bear threw her owner on the ground, repeatedly biting her. Then Boomer took charge. She lunged from behind, going for the bear’s neck and face. The bear quickly retreated to the forest, with Boomer in hot pursuit. When Boomer came back she had tufts of bear fur in her mouth. Her owner was treated for her injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.

    — 1 week ago with 16 notes
    #dogs  #pets  #hero dogs  #animals  #bears  #australian shepherd 
    Minta, a golden lab, is an Autism Assistance Dog. She is specially trained to help children with autism become more independent and social in a safe and healthy way. Minta now lives with Jacob and the two are best friends. Jacob’s mom credits Minta with changing his life, making him less afraid and more open to others.

    Minta, a golden lab, is an Autism Assistance Dog. She is specially trained to help children with autism become more independent and social in a safe and healthy way. Minta now lives with Jacob and the two are best friends. Jacob’s mom credits Minta with changing his life, making him less afraid and more open to others.

    — 2 weeks ago with 8 notes
    #dogs  #labs  #autism  #hero dog  #animals  #pets 
    Squid, a Weimaraner/pointer mix, was adopted last Valentine’s Day and has quickly earned his keep with his new family. Last month, Squid began barking in the middle of the night and alerted them to two burglars breaking into their car. They called police who caught one of the suspects. It is believed the suspects were part of an ongoing crime wave in the neighbourhood, which has now come to an end thanks to Squid.

    Squid, a Weimaraner/pointer mix, was adopted last Valentine’s Day and has quickly earned his keep with his new family. Last month, Squid began barking in the middle of the night and alerted them to two burglars breaking into their car. They called police who caught one of the suspects. It is believed the suspects were part of an ongoing crime wave in the neighbourhood, which has now come to an end thanks to Squid.

    — 3 weeks ago with 9 notes
    #dogs  #weimaraner  #hero dogs  #pets  #animals 
    Maddy and Rosie prove that the fox and the hound truly can become friends. The pair has become inseparable after Rosie the fox was found abandoned, the sole survivor of her litter. Taken in under Maddy’s wing, the two bonded and have remained friends ever since. 

    Maddy and Rosie prove that the fox and the hound truly can become friends. The pair has become inseparable after Rosie the fox was found abandoned, the sole survivor of her litter. Taken in under Maddy’s wing, the two bonded and have remained friends ever since. 

    — 4 weeks ago with 13 notes
    #dogs  #animals  #pets  #foxes  #hero dog 
    We all love puppy kisses, but what if they’re trying to save your life? Ace, a pit bull, had that in mind when a fire broke out in his family home. The only problem is that his owner, Nick, is deaf and was fast asleep without his hearing aid. He was completely unaware of the danger. Since barking was no use, Ace resorted to kisses, licking the boy’s face until he awoke and the two escaped. 

    We all love puppy kisses, but what if they’re trying to save your life? Ace, a pit bull, had that in mind when a fire broke out in his family home. The only problem is that his owner, Nick, is deaf and was fast asleep without his hearing aid. He was completely unaware of the danger. Since barking was no use, Ace resorted to kisses, licking the boy’s face until he awoke and the two escaped. 

    — 1 month ago with 4 notes
    #dogs  #animals  #Pit Bulls  #hero dogs  #pets 
    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.

    — 1 month ago with 3 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 month 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.

    — 1 month ago with 6 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. 

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #dogs  #labs  #golden retriever  #hero dogs  #pets  #animals