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

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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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.

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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