Man’s best friend indeed! Proud pet owners share images of their ‘heroic’ dogs as they recount the brave pups’ courageous and life-saving acts in moving online tributes

The saying goes that a dog is a man’s best friend – and according to a heartwarming series of only tributes that couldn’t be more true. 

Proud pet owners and grateful dog lovers have been paying tribute to the most heroic pooches they know, recalling in detail the courageous acts of their four-legged friends, with some even revealing how their lives were saved by the bravery of the  

From a Yellow Lab saving a family and their two cats from a burning fire to a dog that lost half of her face when she knocked over a motorcycle, saving two children from a crash, some of these courageous acts are unbelievable. 

People shared posts online on Bored Panda, of some of the most inspiring and heartwarming stories about the most heroic actions their dogs have done and they are sure to bring a tear to your eye. 

Fall: Cecil Williams, 61, (pictured) is blind and fell onto the subway tracks in NYC after fainting while holding onto his black Labrador guide dog, Orlando, who tried to save him from falling

Fall: Cecil Williams, 61, (pictured) is blind and fell onto the subway tracks in NYC after fainting while holding onto his black Labrador guide dog, Orlando, who tried to save him from falling

Fire: Molly, a blind dog, saved the lives of seven people, two dogs, and four cats when her family¿s house caught on fire despite given two months to live, just four months before the fire

Fire: Molly, a blind dog, saved the lives of seven people, two dogs, and four cats when her family’s house caught on fire despite given two months to live, just four months before the fire

Siblings: Abbie saved her' little brother' Benjamin's life when she let his mom know that he was choking in the other room

Siblings: Abbie saved her’ little brother’ Benjamin’s life when she let his mom know that he was choking in the other room

Gas: One-and-a-half-year-old Pit Bull/Treeing Walker Coonhound mix, Milo, barked at his owner to go outside because there was a gas leak in the house and he wanted everyone out

Gas: One-and-a-half-year-old Pit Bull/Treeing Walker Coonhound mix, Milo, barked at his owner to go outside because there was a gas leak in the house and he wanted everyone out

Survivor: On Halloween 2013, Chaco suffered 12 stab wounds while protecting his owner, a woman in Richmond, Virginia, from an attack by her abusive partner

Survivor: On Halloween 2013, Chaco suffered 12 stab wounds while protecting his owner, a woman in Richmond, Virginia, from an attack by her abusive partner

Train: Christine Spain tripped onto train tracks falling unconscious while walking dog, Lilly, who attempted to pull her up, but the train couldn¿t stop so Lilly covered her and lost a leg

Train: Christine Spain tripped onto train tracks falling unconscious while walking dog, Lilly, who attempted to pull her up, but the train couldn’t stop so Lilly covered her and lost a leg

911: Bretagne, a Golden Retriever who was a 16 year old retired Fema Texas TF1 K9, was the last surviving Ground Zero Search and Rescue dog who passed away in June 2016

911: Bretagne, a Golden Retriever who was a 16 year old retired Fema Texas TF1 K9, was the last surviving Ground Zero Search and Rescue dog who passed away in June 2016

Snow: 64-year-old man fell in the snow and broke his neck when his 70-pound golden retriever, Kelsey, saved him by lying on him and licking his face and hands until help arrived

Snow: 64-year-old man fell in the snow and broke his neck when his 70-pound golden retriever, Kelsey, saved him by lying on him and licking his face and hands until help arrived

Bird: Feral dog, Rex, rescued and adopted by Ed Gernon, found a dying hummingbird, while out on a walk and refused to leave her, so Ed took her in and they nursed her back to health

Bird: Feral dog, Rex, rescued and adopted by Ed Gernon, found a dying hummingbird, while out on a walk and refused to leave her, so Ed took her in and they nursed her back to health

Mommy: Pitbull, Akasha, who has never had puppies, started nursing a four-week-old feral kitten that her owner saved

Mommy: Pitbull, Akasha, who has never had puppies, started nursing a four-week-old feral kitten that her owner saved

Hurricane: Sam, who recently retired after 10 years and over 300 children found as a Search and Rescue dog was brought to NJ to find lost people after Hurricane Katrina and then Sandy

Hurricane: Sam, who recently retired after 10 years and over 300 children found as a Search and Rescue dog was brought to NJ to find lost people after Hurricane Katrina and then Sandy

Brave: Kabang lost half of her face when she knocked over a motorcycle, saving two children from a crash

Brave: Kabang lost half of her face when she knocked over a motorcycle, saving two children from a crash

Superhero: This 12-year-old dog has flown in helicopters, saved her owner Marija Bern from bears, and volunteered as a therapy dog at a local hospital

Superhero: This 12-year-old dog has flown in helicopters, saved her owner Marija Bern from bears, and volunteered as a therapy dog at a local hospital

Scholar: This service dog attended every single one of his owner¿s classes so he was awarded an honorary Master¿s Degree to the University Of Illinois

Scholar: This service dog attended every single one of his owner’s classes so he was awarded an honorary Master’s Degree to the University Of Illinois

Fearless: Odin, a Great Pyrenees from Northern California would not leave his family¿s goats during a fire and stayed put with them despite his owners leaving the house behind

Fearless: Odin, a Great Pyrenees from Northern California would not leave his family’s goats during a fire and stayed put with them despite his owners leaving the house behind

Veteran: Stubby was a 9-year-old who had been through the World War as mascot for the 102nd Infantry, 26th Division and visited the White House to call on President Coolidge in 1900

Veteran: Stubby was a 9-year-old who had been through the World War as mascot for the 102nd Infantry, 26th Division and visited the White House to call on President Coolidge in 1900

Friends: Abigail, a yellow lab, chased off a bear for her owner and her cat while they got away safely and snuggles up with the cat to keep her safe now

Friends: Abigail, a yellow lab, chased off a bear for her owner and her cat while they got away safely and snuggles up with the cat to keep her safe now

Hero: This German Shepard is pictured recovering from rattlesnake bites after saving a girl and her grandma

Hero: This German Shepard is pictured recovering from rattlesnake bites after saving a girl and her grandma

Dog cop: K9 Casper from Palm Beach County Sheriff¿s office was awarded The Purple Heart for taking a bullet that was meant for his partner

Dog cop: K9 Casper from Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office was awarded The Purple Heart for taking a bullet that was meant for his partner

Life saver: Buster was 10 months when his owner¿s husband was very sick, and one night he barked at the door to let his owner know her husband was unconscious on the floor

Life saver: Buster was 10 months when his owner’s husband was very sick, and one night he barked at the door to let his owner know her husband was unconscious on the floor

WTC: Porkchop, a one-year-old search and rescue dog who was on site digging through debris at ground zero after the World Trade Center attacks had to get fluids to treat dehydration

WTC: Porkchop, a one-year-old search and rescue dog who was on site digging through debris at ground zero after the World Trade Center attacks had to get fluids to treat dehydration

Lifeguard: A Newfoundland, Whizz, saved nine people and one fellow dog from drowning and was honoured with an award for his lifesaving work

Lifeguard: A Newfoundland, Whizz, saved nine people and one fellow dog from drowning and was honoured with an award for his lifesaving work

Robbery: Duke found a burglar with a knife trying to rob his owner so he grabbed him by the arm and dragged him to the ground while pulling him away from his owner who was unharmed

Robbery: Duke found a burglar with a knife trying to rob his owner so he grabbed him by the arm and dragged him to the ground while pulling him away from his owner who was unharmed

Cooper 'the Super Pooper:' The hero dog who saved his owner from drowning and detected his heart attack before his owner even knew it, passed away in August 2015

Cooper ‘the Super Pooper:’ The hero dog who saved his owner from drowning and detected his heart attack before his owner even knew it, passed away in August 2015

Unbelievable: Audrey Stone's guide dog, Figo, jumped in front of a bus to save his blind owner in Brewster, N.Y. in October 2015 and they both survived

Unbelievable: Audrey Stone’s guide dog, Figo, jumped in front of a bus to save his blind owner in Brewster, N.Y. in October 2015 and they both survived

Earthquake: Rescue dog Frida works as a search and rescue during natural disasters and she is pictured here while working after an earthquake in Mexico City September 2017

Earthquake: Rescue dog Frida works as a search and rescue during natural disasters and she is pictured here while working after an earthquake in Mexico City September 2017

 

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