17 Incredible Dogs Who Have Saved Babies  

Anabel Conner
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List Rules Hats off to these canine companions who go above and beyond being a good pet.

Dogs are adored the world over for being friends, allies, and trusty dispensers of unconditional love. But sometimes they do even more. Sometimes dogs save children. Sometimes they save babies. There is absolutely no higher qualification for being man's best friend than that, is there?
The tales of dogs rescuing children are some of the most inspirational stories ever. Just who are these dogs who've have come to the rescue of babies in danger? These incredible dogs will shock you with their selflessness. Vote up the most amazing examples of heroic dogs who've rescued children and give a well-earned "Atta boy. Good dog!" where credit is due.
China is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 17 Incredible Dogs Who Have Saved Babies
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In May of 2014, China, a German Shepherd mix, proved just how strong maternal instincts can be when she saved a newborn baby in Argentina who'd been abandoned in a field by her teenage mother. Upon hearing the baby's cries, China picked up the child and carried her to the shelter where she was nursing her own puppies. When authorities arrived on the scene, the baby was found nestled down, keeping warm with the pups. Doctors reported that the child would have died from exposure if heroic China had not carried the child to the safety of her den.
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Thor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 17 Incredible Dogs Who Have Saved Babies
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In July of 2010, Thor, a pit bull, not only woke his family up to warn them of a fire by jumping and barking at them, but he also grabbed 3-month-old baby Shelby's bassinet and dragged it to the front door. “We kept pushing him away like, "Yeah, we’ll take you outside in a little bit. It’s 3 o’clock in the morning. We’re asleep." We kept pushing him away and then I pushed him one time to turn around and he hit me in the face with both paws and he nipped at me and I sat up, you know, my dogs never done that.” said owner Kemper Hunter. “I’m overwhelmed. I mean I thank God for my dog. He saved my child. He saved my girlfriend and he saved me.” The Elkhart Indiana County Red Cross dubbed Thor a hero for his actions. Many people that own pitbulls boast about the extreme loyalty and devotion that these dogs possess... knowing this makes what happens to the frequently maligned dogs even more heart-breaking. A hero like Thor shows the world what dogs like this really can be.
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Mkombozi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 17 Incredible Dogs Who Have Saved Babies
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Mkombozi means "savior," and that is exactly what the stray, mixed breed dog was to a newborn girl in Kenya in 2005. While foraging for food, the nursing dog retrieved an abandoned baby girl in a forest and carried the infant across a busy road, through a barbed wire fence, and into a low-income neighborhood bordering the Ngong Forests in Nairobi, where she had been sheltering her own litter of puppies. Mkombozi's story is legendary in Nairobi, Kenya, if not the world. It was speculated that the dog was possibly trying to care for the child because her puppies had died. The Kenya SPCA (KSPCA) decided to adopt Mkombozi soon after, putting her days of scavenging for food to an end. Baby "Angel," as the infant was named, also found a new home.

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Pui is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 17 Incredible Dogs Who Have Saved Babies
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In June of 2013, Pui, a male Thai Bangkaew, found a white plastic bag at a roadside dump in the Tha Rua district of Thailand and took it home to his owner. His owner's niece heard Pui barking outside the house and went onto the patio to examine the bag the dog had brought home. Inside was a newborn baby girl. The baby was rushed to the hospital, where doctors determined she had been born prematurely – at around seven months – and weighed just four pounds eight ounces. Pui received a leather collar and a medal from the Tha Rua district Red Cross Chapter for saving the girl's life. Pui's family adopted the baby girl. "It′s lucky that Little Pui found the baby. It was a surprise to us, since Little Pui never brought anything home on his jaunts around the neighborhood. He usually only barks at people when he’s out and about," Said Pui's proud owner. "It must be destiny that brought us all together."
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