These dejected looking pups were waiting to be adopted at the humane shelter and were lucky enough to find loving homes. The happy looks on their after photos are just one of many reasons to adopt a shelter dog.
A man in Canada fought off a cougar to save his dog's life. When the cougar took hold of his adorable dachshund he punched it in the face so that it would let the dog go. This kind of bravery might seem foolhardy but experts say he was right to fight back. Thanks to his decision to stand his ground both the man and the dog are alive and safe.
A fearless black lab saved her puppies from a fire burning in Valparaíso, Chile by leading them behind a metal container and digging them a protective hole.
Witnesses fleeing the fire that eventually burned over 1,200 acres watched as the dog lead her puppies away from the flames.
After saving her pups the mother dog, who has been nicknamed "Blackie" by rescue workers, found her own shelter. All of the dogs survived and several Valparaíso residents have stepped forward to adopt the entire family.