Most Loyal Dog Ever Protects and Rescues Pal Stuck in Ditch for a Week


We’re always uplifted by miraculous pet rescue stories, but this one’s all the more heartwarming because the rescuer is none other than a courageous, caring dog.

It all started when two doggie pals, Tillie and Phoebe, set out for adventure in the Washington wilderness. At some point, Phoebe, a basset hound, fell into a deep concrete ravine and was unable to climb out. Since Tillie, a setter, couldn’t exactly carry her friend out and there were no humans around, she did what any true-blue best friend would do: stood guard right by her side and kept a close watch–for an entire week.

Posted by Vashon Island Pet Protectors ( on Monday, September 14, 2015

What Tillie did next is even more stunning: She set off to find help, finally making her way to some homeowners who called animal rescuers to report a dog repeatedly coming onto their property, running up to them, then turning around and heading back into the woods: Obviously, it was Tillie’s smart way of saying, “Please follow me.”

Volunteers arrived at the scene and followed Tillie, who led them straight to a hungry, visibly shaken Phoebe, who they immediately rescued. Both dogs, we hear, are now doing great.

Is that an amazing tale of heroism, loyalty, and dedicated friendship, or what?

Posted by Vashon Island Pet Protectors ( on Monday, September 14, 2015


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