Adopted Dog Save a Babies Life

A dog saved a baby who wasn’t breathing in Portland, Connecticut. On Oct. 16, Daily Mailreported that a dog named Duke woke up the Brousseau’s to alert them that something was wrong with their baby. According to the report, Duke jumped up on the couple’s bed and began “shaking uncontrollably.” When they woke up, they went in to their daughter, Harper’s, room and found that she was not breathing.

“If Duke hadn’t been so scared, we would have just gone to sleep. He’s the perfect dog, he was meant to be ours,” said mom, Jenna Brousseau. Perhaps the most touching part of this story is the fact that Duke was a rescue pup. The Brousseau’s got him from a shelter six years ago.

When a dog saves baby who isn’t breathing, it is usually an amazing story. People often don’t give pets enough credit for being so smart and incredible. There are plenty of instances where a family pet ends up being responsible for saving a life. Naturally, the Brousseau family is so thankful to their dog for waking them up and ultimately saving baby Harper’s life.

After Jenna and her husband found Harper unconscious, they called paramedics who were able to revive the baby before bringing her to the hospital. Doctors believe thatacid reflux could have been the culprit of this serious scare.

Duke is the dog who saved a baby who wasn’t breathing and he is certainly a pup-hero.

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Top 10 Reasons to Adopt an older dog!

Top 10 Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog

1. What You See Is What You Get

Older dogs are open books—from the start, you’ll know important things like their full-grown size, personality and grooming requirements. All this information makes it easier to pick the right dog and forge that instant love connection that will last a lifetime. If you’re not so into surprises, an older dog is for you!

2. Easy to Train

Think you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Hogwash! Older dogs are great at focusing on you—and on the task at hand—because they’re calmer than youngsters. Plus, all those years of experience reading humans can help them quickly figure out how to do what you’re asking.

3. Seniors are Super-Loving

One of the cool parts of our job is reading stories from people just like you who have opted to adopt. The emails we get from pet parents with senior dogs seem to all contain beautiful, heartfelt descriptions of the love these dogs give you—and those of you who adopted dogs already in their golden years told us how devoted and grateful they are. It’s an instant bond that cannot be topped!

4. They’re Not a 24-7 Job

Grownup dogs don’t require the constant monitoring puppies do, leaving you with more freedom to do your own thing. If you have young children, or just value your “me time,” this is definitely a bonus.

5. They Settle in Quickly

Older dogs have been around the block and already learned what it takes to get along with others and become part of a pack. They’ll be part of the family in no time!

6. Fewer Messes

Your floors, shoes and furniture will thank you for adopting a senior pooch! Older dogs are likely to already be housetrained—and even if they’re not, they have the physical and mental abilities to pick it up really fast (unlike puppies). With their teething years far behind them, seniors also are much less likely to be destructive chewers.

7. You Won’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

There are those who yearn for a doggie friend of their own, but hold back because they worry what might happen in their lives in the years to come. And they are wise to do so—a puppy or young dog can be anywhere from an 8- to 20-year responsibility, which is not appropriate for the very elderly or those with certain long-term future plans. Providing a loving home for a dog in her golden years is not a less serious commitment, but it can be a shorter one.

8. They Enjoy Easy Livin’

Couch potato, know thyself! Please consider a canine retiree rather than a high-energy young dog who will run you ragged. Not that older dogs don’t require any exercise—they do—but they’re not going to need, or want, to run a marathon every day.

9. Save a Life, Be a Hero

At shelters, older dogs are often the last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized. Saving an animal’s life offers an unparalleled emotional return on your investment, and you’ll feel the rewards every day you spend together.

10. They’re CUTE!

Need we say more?

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