Gotta Watch: Hero dogs go to great lengths
This dog saved two kittens that were dumped on a road and run over by a truck in Iowa.
December 7th, 2011
11:36 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Hero dogs go to great lengths

Move over Lassie, you’ve got some competition. These real-life dogs went to great lengths to save the lives of their owners and other animals alike. Maybe this is why they’ve earned the title of “man’s best friend.” You’ve Gotta Watch these heartwarming videos.

Cats and dogs – Cats and dogs might traditionally be enemies, but one pooch in Iowa rescued two kittens. Several cats were sealed into a “Meow Mix” bag, abandoned on a road, and hit by a car. A dog dragged the bag back to his owner’s house and whined until the owner discovered what was inside. See what became of the felines.

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Making the call – This German Shepherd dialed 911 when his owner had a seizure. The emergency dispatcher had never heard anything like it. Learn how the canine placed the call, and hear the 911 audio at one minute into the video.

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'Toe-berman pinscher' – One dog in Michigan bit off his owner’s toe while he was sleeping, bone and all. See how the Jack Russell’s action ultimately saved his life.

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Modern-day Lassie – When a freak accident leaves a cyclist paralyzed from the chest down, his dog rushes to the rescue. Watch how he tracked down help for the owner.

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  1. Roger_20

    Where are my comments?

    December 7, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dog Meme

    The 911 dog reminds me of:

    "HELLO! Yes, this is DOG!" (Meme)


    December 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Catzilla

    Dogs are droolin' fools that accidentally save people. That dog that dialed 911? What about the million other times when somebody cried out for help, and the dog turned around and left to go chase a squirrel around the yard. Don't hear about that do ya, know why? Because those people die, and dead men tell no tales.

    Stupid dogs are only in it for the glory and good press. Cats save people every damn day, we just aren't glory hogs that demand stories be published about our everyday heroics. We just give results. In that regard, Dogs are like Politicians and Cats are like the 99%.

    December 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Obama Powah "bro fist*

      Newt does kinda look like an ugly Pug. And Bachman is a crazy biatch... you might be on to something!

      December 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marti

      It's no wonder that people like you have cats. Too bad.

      December 7, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • jaya

      Catzilla, you are pathetic...probably generally miserable too! You wouldn't appreciate goodness if it smacked you in the face!

      December 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • AC

      If stupidity could fly, you would fly like an eagle!

      December 7, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kyser

      I applaud your epic Trollz, touche and for the lulz at the responses.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Finditfunny

    I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time? – Sir Walter Scott

    December 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |

    its great that the lab saved the kittens but what responsible dog owner just allows their dog to wander around out side unsupervised near a road?

    December 7, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. salma


    Maybe we should also have a life limit on our children, elderly parents, spouse...... etc. What would happen if they "over lived" their alloted time and got sick or something and we had to look after them. How on earth would be manage the finaces

    December 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • vintage274

      Are you misreading the quote about the life of dogs? The author is saying that he has often wondered why their life span is so short (the average dog lives 12-14 years; the world's oldest dog just died at 26). He is commenting on how hard we grieve when we lose them. I had a service dog for over 12 years whom I just lost this year. That relationship was an amazing bond that I will never forget.

      December 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ...dogs are 4 nazis

    Dogs are mean. And they have accidents in the floor. If you scoop out the litter in morning and evening, putting waiste in a ziplock, you never even know a kitty is there. Kittys dont smell and almost take care of themselves. Dogs sniff their own buttts and drink out of toilets.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kyser

      You still have to clean the poo box though.

      December 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. JohnnyG

    @ dogs are 4 nazis-The Nazis were good people trying to do the world a service. Amerkkka went and screwed it all to peices. Now look at this country, rotting from the inside.

    December 7, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. JohnnyG

    Kittens taste good when they are called General Tso's chicken!!!!!!

    December 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Alia Hassan

    i love cats but i hate dogs, but after i found out thats dogs can be caring i totally love them i have 3 cats and i want to have a dog like that

    December 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
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    December 8, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
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