SHANA, an eight-year-old Newfoundland dog, saved her owner, Dorothy Laurin, from drowning when she slipped into a torrent of freezing rain water outside her home during a freak storm in Calgary. Despite a fear of water, Shana swam to her owner’s rescue with no hesitation and directed her to safety.


CALI, a one-year-old Cocker-Spaniel, owned by Barry and Sharon Savitskoff, refused to leave the side of five-year-old Cassie Savitskoff who had wandered away from her campsite. Cassie was lost for three days in the woods near the B.C.-Washington border. Cali stayed with her young owner, kept her warm and protected her from danger until they were both discovered by searchers.


GRIZZLY, a four-year-old Siberian Husky, was credited with saving the life of his owner, Paul Guitard, during a vicious attack by a bear in the woods near his home. For seven hours, Grizzly fought against the bear’s repeated attempts to reach Mr. Guitard, who had climbed a tree to safety.