Bamse, a Saint Bernard, was inducted as an official crew member of a Norwegian fighting ship during World War 2. The canine was known for breaking up fights amongst his crew-mates by putting his paws on their shoulders and calming them down.
“Dogor” an 18,000 year-old puppy that was discovered in the Siberian permafrost. He’s so well preserved that his nose and whiskers are still mostly intact.
Locals found the remains in the summer of 2018 in a frozen lump of ground near the Indigirka River, according to the North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk. Parts of the animal are incredibly well-preserved, including its head, nose, whiskers, eyelashes and mouth, revealing that it still had its milk teeth when it died. Researchers suggest the animal was just two months old when it passed, though they do not know the cause of death.
The world’s most faithful dog, Hachiko. After his master’s death, he waited for his return in the same location every single day for almost 10 years until he too passed away.
The enduring bond between a man and his dog is a tale as old as time itself. The story of Hachiko, a dog whose loyalty to his owner transcended even death, stands out among the countless heartwarming tales of canine-human relationships.
Dog lays on top of a paralyzed man to save him from freezing to death
When a Michigan man named Bob slipped in the snow and broke his neck outside his home on New Year’s Eve, he thought all hope was lost. His nearest neighbor was about a quarter of a mile away, and he couldn’t move.
This German Shepherd was shot multiple times and badly beaten while protecting his 16-year-old human from burglars
Javier Mercado was alone, hiding and terrified in his family’s Des Moines home while intruders forced their way in, Rex did what every nucleotide of his DNA told him to do.
He defended his owner, the boy with whom he’d slept every night since he was a pup just about three years ago.
Lunita was found dumped on the streets of Salta, Argentina, with nothing but a dilapidated wheelchair and a bag of diapers. She was paralyzed, so she was unable to move on her own and was forced to lay there until someone would save her.. Fortunately, a good samaritan saw her and called LUBA Salta, a rescue organization.
Once the rescuers came to the scene, they could see that Lunita was in need of urgent medical care, so she was quickly rushed to the nearest vet’s office where she was given the appropriate medical assistance.
This is Eclipse. Every day she leaves her house by herself, and takes the bus downtown to the dog park. She even has her own bus pass attached to her collar.
It all started one day when Jeff Young, Eclipse’s owner, was finishing up a smoke at the bus stop. When he took too long, Eclipse just got on the bus and went to the park without him. The pair lives right in front of the bus stop, so once Eclipse realized she could go whenever she wanted, there really wasn’t any stopping her.
“We get separated. She gets on the bus without me, and I catch up with her at the dog park,” Young told Seattle’s KOMO News. “It’s not hard to get on. She gets on in front of her house and she gets off at the dog park, three or four stops later.”
The single hardest thing I have done in my life at the age of 31 was put down my dog, Angel, who had heart disease. I remember getting the call from my mom while I was at work and using the drive over the to vet to get all my crying out. This was my pup growing up and was the sweetest dog I’ve ever owned. Not a mean bone in her body and would absolutely light up the moment she saw me. Every time.
I remember pulling up to the vet and thinking I had everything under control but the moment I went into the room where she was laying on the table I lost it. Here is my pup breathing what seemed like slow determined breaths, dealing with pain in a foreign room without family around. My Mom walks in first and Angel immediately recognizes her and you can sense the relief.
Kuno the Belgian Malinois charged through enemy gunfire to save the lives of British soldiers fighting al-Qaeda in Afghanistan is to be awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross. During the raid, he tackled a gunman and was hit by bullets in both back legs
The retired British Army Working Dog suffered life-changing injuries while supporting the British special forces fighting Al Qaeda and has now been awarded the Dickin Medal – the highest award any animal can receive within the British military – from the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA).
To put it into human perspective: that’s the animal equivalent of winning the Victoria Cross, the UK’s version of the Medal of Honor.