10 compassionate acts by dogs that'll make everyone a dog person

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10 Compassionate Acts By Dogs That'll Make Everyone A Dog Person

Dogs are known to be loyal companions, and often times the commitment they show to others is nothing short of astounding.

Here are 10 extraordinary dogs and their incredibly compassionate acts.

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Number 10. Tillie. When her adopted canine sister, Phoebe, got stuck in a cistern, Tillie sought help. Though it took her a week to convince someone to follow her and lend a hand, Phoebe was rescued and the two returned home soon after.

Number 9. Mahe. The black Labrador is almost always by his best friend James' side, even when the 9-year-old autistic boy is in the hospital. Following a stressful round of medical tests, Mahe comforted James by jumping on his bed and curling up close beside him.

Number 8. Simon. At just 1 year old, he'd already experienced unspeakable cruelty, but still found it within himself to comfort a dog that had been through some hard times as well. Upon meeting Sammie, who was recovering from being shot and dragged behind a car, Simon placed a reassuring paw over his.

Number 7. Smiley. Born without eyes, the dog has devoted his life to helping others with disabilities. While people generally respond well to him, some time ago he accomplished what some may consider a miracle – he made a man unable to communicate smile for what may have been the first time.

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Bounty paper towels celebrates DOGust the First, the universal birthday for rescue dogs everywhere, with North Shore Animal League America campus on Friday July 31, 2015 in Port Washington, N.Y. Bounty helps pet owners nationwide forgive their pets faster if they make a mess. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Bounty Paper Towels)
North Shore Animal League America'€™s rescue puppies celebrate DOGust the First, the universal birthday for rescue dogs everywhere, with pet-friendly cupcakes courtesy of blogger and Bounty brand ambassador Crystal VanTassel-Lopez from CrystalandComp.com on Friday July 31, 2015 in Port Washington, N.Y. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Bounty Paper Towels)
In this June 15, 2015, photo, a rescued dog walks down the back stairs of the Good Newz Rehab Center, the former home of NFL football quarterback Michael Vick's Bad Newz kennel in Smithfield, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
This photo from Friday June 5, 2015, shows a dog who was abandoned on Poland’s highest mountain, Rysy, in the Tatra mountains, possibly taken there to die, and discovered on Friday. By chance a group of climbers found him, and using ropes and chains successfully brought the frightened dog down from the craggy and icy mountain peak in an operation that took 10 hours. The frightened dog didn’t always want to cooperate, making the operation more difficult.(AP Photo/Dariusz Slaby) POLAND OUT
In this June 15, 2015, photo, Gus looks at a visitor from his room at the Good Newz Rehab Center, the former home of NFL football quarterback Michael Vick's Bad Newz kennel, in Smithfield, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL - In this image released on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 57 dogs rescued by Humane Society International and Change for Animals Foundation from a dog meat farm in Hongseong, South Korea, arrive in San Francisco. HSI worked with the farmer to remove the dogs from miserable conditions and close the doors of his facility for good. As part of the plan, HSI secured an agreement with him to stop raising dogs for food and move permanently to growing crops as a more humane way to make a living. HSI flew the dogs to San Francisco to be evaluated and treated for medical issues at the San Francisco SPCA. Some of the dogs will be transferred to additional HSI Emergency Placement Partners, including—East Bay SPCA, Marin Humane Society and the Sacramento SPCA. All the dogs will be found loving, permanent homes. In this image, two dogs settle in to their new digs at the San Francisco SPCA after their long trip form South Korea. (Sammy Dallal/AP Images for Humane Society International)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL - In this image released on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 57 dogs rescued by Humane Society International and Change for Animals Foundation from a dog meat farm in Hongseong, South Korea, arrive in San Francisco. HSI worked with the farmer to remove the dogs from miserable conditions and close the doors of his facility for good. As part of the plan, HSI secured an agreement with him to stop raising dogs for food and move permanently to growing crops as a more humane way to make a living. HSI flew the dogs to San Francisco to be evaluated and treated for medical issues at the San Francisco SPCA. Some of the dogs will be transferred to additional HSI Emergency Placement Partners, including—East Bay SPCA, Marin Humane Society and the Sacramento SPCA. All the dogs will be found loving, permanent homes. In this image, Adam Parascandola, Director of Animal Protection and Crisis Response for HSI, holds a dog at the San Francisco airport shortly after his arrival from South Korea. (Sammy Dallal/AP Images for Humane Society International)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES - Instead of selling commercially-raised puppies, Pets Plus Natural opened a new location in Gibbstown, New Jersey, that offers rescued shelter dogs and puppies for adoption. The dogs will come from various shelters across the mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. The store joins more than 2,200 other pet stores around the country that have signed the HSUS’s Puppy Friendly Pet Stores pledge. This is the fifth puppy-friendly location for the Pets Plus Natural pet store chain and the company plans to convert the rest of its stores this year. In this photo, an adoptable shelter puppy kisses a potential new family member at the store’s grand opening and adoption event on Saturday, March 14th. (Mark Stehle/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL - Twenty-three dogs rescued by Humane Society International from a dog meat farm in Ilsan, South Korea, arrive in Washington, DC, on Jan. 5 and 6, 2015. HSI worked with the farmer to remove the dogs from miserable conditions and close the doors of his facility for good. As part of the plan, HSI secured an agreement with him to stop raising dogs for food and move permanently to growing crops as a more humane way to make a living. HSI, the international affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, is working to reduce the dog meat trade in Asia, including South Korea, where dogs are farmed for the industry. HSI plans to work with more South Korean dog meat farmers to help them transition out of this cruel business. In this image, HSI animal rescue responder Masha Kalinina holds a puppy at Dulles International Airport after his long flight from South Korea. (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Humane Society International)
A Dutch rescue specialist holds a dog after arriving at Eindhoven Air Base, The Netherlands, on May 6, 2015, after assisting with the search for victims of the earthquake that struck Nepal. A unit of 62 people and eight dogs from the Dutch Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR) was mobilized for the mission. AFP PHOTO / ANP / ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN --NETHERLANDS OUT-- (Photo credit should read ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
A Border Collie named 'Spring' soars as he attempts to catch a frisbee during a competition at the annual 'Woofstock 90210' dog show in Beverly Hills, California on March 8, 2015. The annual event is held to raise money for animal welfare as well as find homes for rescue dogs. AFP PHOTO/ MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
SOUTH PORTLAND, ME - FEBRUARY 2: Sally, a mutt rescue dog owned by Andy Parker and Margie Kendrick of South Portland, tears across Willard Beach Sunday, February 1, 2015. (Photo by Jill Brady/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
Customers Yvette El Sayad (L) and Jasmin Camarena hold rescue dogs inside the temporary Pup Up Dog Cafe during their fund raising event to raise money for a permanent dog cafe in Los Angeles, California on January 23, 2015. The organizers say this will be Americas first dog cafe where owners can bring their dogs to socialize as well as adopt rescue dogs. AFP PHOTO/MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
ALEXANDRIA, VA - JANUARY 6: Deirdre Hyde with 'Thel', one of about two dozen dogs rescued from South Korea by the Humane Society International group and taken to the Alexandria Animal Welfare League in Alexandria, VA on January 6, 2015. The Washington-based Humane Society International reports that 23 dogs were taken from a meat farmer and 12 were flown to the DC area yesterday. The rest are expected to arrive today, Tuesday. Dog will eventually be placed in approved home thru the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, The Loudoun County Animal Services, the City of Manassas Animal Control and Adoption Center and the Washington Animal Rescue League. The farmer raised the dogs for human consumption and accepted compensation to stop farming dogs for meat but will grow bluberries instead. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WITH AFP STORY BY ROBERT MACPHERSON: LIFESTYLE-US-SKOREA-ANIMALS A dog called Snowball rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea settles into the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria shelter January 5, 2015. A total of 23 dogs destined to be killed for human consumption in South Korea are being imported into the United States this week to be put up for adoption as pets, in the first such dog rescue of its kind. AFP PHOTO / ROBERT MACPHERSON (Photo credit should read Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)
Kyra was thrown out to die in Northern Greece and rescued. Roosevelt Island in the Manhattan Borough of New York, New York, USA. Manhattan Borough of New York, New York, USA.
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Number 6. Bella. Her human companion has issues with migraines and panic attacks, so Bella was extra watchful and concerned on the woman's wedding day. Before the big walk down the aisle began, Bella spent some time soothing the bride, making sure all was well.

Number 5. Blakely. It's often believed that cats and dogs instinctually don't get along, but this canine shows that couldn't be further from the truth. When the mother of 5 cheetah cubs died, the Cincinnati Zoo's nursery dog Blakely took over the cuddling and comfort giving responsibilities.

Number 4. Dayko. After a devastating earthquake struck Ecuador, the young yellow Labrador helped search the rubble for survivors. Though Dayko saved many, he did not survive the arduous rescue mission.

Number 3. Haus. In an act of great bravery and love, the German shepherd took on a rattlesnake that was messing with Molly, his 7-year-old human. The dog emerged anything but unscathed, and his recovery involved an extended stay at an animal hospital.

Number 2. Kala. Just hours before she and her best buddy Kiera were to be euthanized, Kala gave her shelter pal a hug that ended up saving their lives. The photo of the embrace went viral, and the publicity helped get them placed in a forever home.



Number 1. Cora. As if being surrendered to a shelter isn't bad enough, this new mamma dog was separated from her babies. Staff noticed how sad she was, and orchestrated a reunion. Cora perked right up and immediately started nuzzling and snuggling her pups.

Which incredibly compassionate act do you find most heartwarming?

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