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Dog Calls 911

Wow. I thought my dog was clever when she learned to sit. Sure, you see dogs like Lassie on TV jumping over fences and alerting well rescue teams, but you figure that kind of canine heroism doesn’t pop up every day.

Apparently a man in Phoenix owns a dog capable of being a hero, but not just your average, run-in-front-of-traffic, leap-through-burning-buildings, drag-kid-out-of-river kind of dog heroism. This dog called 911 to have an ambulance dispatched when his owner had a seizure.

I’m left with only three questions. First, did the dog have a special dog-phone? I mean, dogs don’t have the benefit of fingers for button pushing. The answer to this question could significantly change the coolness of this story. Second, was the dog trained to do this? Were there seizure simulations? And third, where can I find such a dog trainer?

3 Responses to “Dog Calls 911”

  1. on 17 Sep 2008 at 11:14 am mu

    1. No special phone, Buddy’s teeth press and hold the buttons on the handset and that automatically calls 911.

    2. Yes, Buddy was trained for this mission.


    The story is still cool and Buddy is still a cool dog.

  2. on 17 Sep 2008 at 1:13 pm Gregory

    That’s nothing. My dog once delivered a baby in a stranded elevator and afterward performed CPR on her husband, who had had a heart attack.

    He also cooks for me.

  3. on 18 Sep 2008 at 3:20 pm Danny Thornton

    What gets me more about this is the fact that people make lite of these types of dogs.

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