Just over two years ago, Chris Larocque gave his wife a spunky, rambunctious Bernese Mountain Dog puppy to thank her for nursing him back to health following a serious automobile accident. At the time, Chris thought he was simply giving Andrea the puppy she’d always wanted. Little did he know that this warm-hearted gesture would ultimately save his life.

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Nanook is a cheerful and energetic Siberian Husky cross that Coleen Kilby received as a Christmas gift from her husband who was often out of town. Nanook was to serve as Coleen’s companion, but little did she know that Nanook would also help save her life.

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Monty is a lovable, ginger tabby cat that Patricia Peter felt an immediate connection with as soon as she brought him home to join her family. A cat-lover, Patricia had owned other cats before, but she felt a close bond with Monty that was beyond comparison. A bond so extraordinary it would soon prove to save Patricia’s life.

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Since being welcomed into the Gilks family in April 2010, Bree, an adorable two-year-old Dachshund, has certainly gone above and beyond the role of the family dog by saving the life of her owner, Michele Gilks, on several occasions.

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Titan is an intelligent and loyal German Shepherd, whose determination and perseverance know no boundaries. Already an accomplished Police Service Dog, Titan and his partner, Constable Tara McLorn, have captured numerous fleeing criminals and helped locate thousands of dollars’ worth of hidden drugs during their time together on the force. Titan is revered by his team as one of the best, as far as Police Service Dogs go, and on one stormy night in October 2011, he proved it by saving a woman’s life.

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K’os, a two-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff, was adopted by the Guindon family at three months of age.

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Scooter & Missy

Scooter, a 12-year-old Australian Cattle Dog, and Missy, a 6-year-old Border Collie, are two ranch dogs that spend their days herding cattle on the Mosher family ranch. Read More


Stinky is a ten-year-old Rottweiler, with extraordinary compassion and an unusual name. When she was adopted as a puppy by George Leonard, Search Commander with the elite search and rescue division of Manitoba Search and Rescue, Stinky’s name was actually Nikki. Read More


A lovable Whippet with a big heart, Moose joined the Sararas family at six weeks of age. The Sararas family had researched a lot of different breeds, and finally decided upon a Whippet as their first family dog, because of their intelligent nature. Little did they know that they would soon find out just how extraordinarily smart Moose was.

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Service Dog of the Year, Bingo

Bingo is an intelligent, ten-year-old Jack Russell Terrier with a truly keen set of ears. An extraordinarily sharp hearing dog, she was brought home by Mandi and Dwayne Hein to help care for their son, Cole. Read More