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Dogs can turn from playmates to superheroes in a split second. According to ABC News, a dog in Turkey underwent this transformation to save his infant family member. The dog and his family were enjoying time on the beach at Kabak Bay, when the child's curiosity went too far. The baby began quickly crawling towards the powerful waves of the beach. Somehow sensing trouble, the family dog ran beyond the infant and placed himself in the child's path. The canine's speedy reaction helped to save the child from the surf, thus proving that pups can be a baby's best friend, too. Puppy Kisses & More Awkward Family Pet Photos:...

Honoring the Heroic Hounds of 9/11

More than a decade after the horrific terrorist attacks of 9/11, our country continues to honor those who helped put our nation back together. Included in this brave bunch are the four-legged warriors who never left the sides of the courageous firefighters, policemen and search-and-rescue teams that were on the scene during that…

10 Heroic Stray Dogs

A dog does not have to be loved and cared for to have the instinct to want to help others. A recent study found that canines can show empathy and sympathy to humans, especially humans that are unhappy or distressed. While these findings were published in a recent journal, these random acts of heroic kindness have been displayed…

Luca, an 8-year-old German Shepherd, saved hundreds of lives of U.S. troops over her years on duty, according to KABC-TV. This week, she received a hero's welcome at Universal City along with her handler, Sgt. Chris Willingham. The two are on a cross-country tour promoting the working dog team's national monument. Sadly, while on deployment in Afghanistan, Luca was sniffing for bombs when a booby trap device went off, and she lost her left paw. However, she is still as brave as ever. "She's a very resilient dog and she's saved numerous lives," said Willingham....

Dog Finds Missing Autistic Boy

Scotty Meyer, a 5-year-old boy with autism who went missing in Wisconsin last week, was found by an 8-year-old Golden Retriever named Autumn. According to WCCO-TV, Scotty disappeared from the house while the family's air conditioning was being repaired. More than 500 volunteers helped the Meyer family search for Scotty throughout the neighborhood and in the wooded areas near their Oak Grove home. The morning after Scotty went missing, Autumn the Golden Retriever found the boy half a mile away from his home, along a bluff by the Mississippi River. RELATED: 10 Best Doggy Paddlers Autumn's owner, Jason Moser, was ecstatic to see his dog had found Scotty. Moser told WCCO that Scotty immed...

Dog Rescues Drowning Puppy

*Please note: PawNation does not condone the actions of the videographer. If you needed evidence to convince you that dogs have the same motherly instincts as humans, this act of heroism will turn you into a true believer. Petsami recently posted a video of a Labrador mother plunging deep into a pool to rescue her pup who was on the verge of drowning. When the mother witnesses her puppy slowly sinking in the water, she immediately dives into the pool and swims to his rescue. More Labrador Retrievers: As ...