Dog Saves Owner From Fire

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Everybody agrees that dogs are man's best friend, right? But has your best friend ever saved you from a fire? A 1-year-old German Shepherd, named Trooper, proved he is the ultimate pal when he awoke his owner as a fire raged through their home in southwest Florida, according to the Associated Press.

The man told fire officials that he heard his dog scratching and barking at the door. Once the owner awoke, he found his living room engulfed in flames and filled with heavy smoke, according to the source. However, the two pals were able to flee the home without any injuries.

Another Hero Dog
In October 2013 in the U.K. a pregnant dog saved its owner Simon Spalding from a fire, according to the Basingstoke Gazette. In the middle of the night, the canine Tipsy, began licking and nudging Spalding awake to alert him to the fire.

"I have no doubt that Tipsy saved my life," Spalding told the Gazette. "If it hadn't been for what she did, I probably wouldn't have woken up. The fire alarm wasn't working and none of the neighbors knew the flat was on fire."

According to the Gazette, Tipsy gave birth to eight healthy puppies a few days after the fire incident.

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