Dog Hero Dials 911 For Incapacitated Owner

September 15 | 1 Comment

Ring! C’mon Ring!!I’m not one for talking on the phone a lot. In fact, I rarely pick up the phone. If you think about it, what’s the upside? You can’t get a treat through the phone and you know any praise you get won’t be followed up with a good scratch behind the ears.

The only reason for having a phone is to call out, like when you need a Mama Mia’s pizza. Or if your owner is in need of medical attention.

PHOENIX, Ariz. — 911 dispatchers have heard it all, but this one is the most unusual. When the operator answered a call, she heard a dog barking on the other end.

For Joe Stalnaker, his dog buddy is more than a best friend, he’s a guardian angel.

Buddy saved Joe’s life by grabbing the phone and calling 911 when Joe was having a seizure — and he also barked and whimpered for the operator, who sent paramedics after tracing the call.

Some of you may be wondering how Buddy ‘grabbed’ the phone. There are certain hounds out there that have extra long paws allowing them to wrap the paw around the phone’s receiver. Unfortunately, mine are short and stubby so I use the speakerphone.

“He’s just an amazing animal. I don’t know of any other dog that can do the things he can do.”

Needless to say, but I will anyway,  Joe hasn’t met me yet.


One Response to “Dog Hero Dials 911 For Incapacitated Owner”

  1. Canon on October 11th, 2008 12:38 am

    I guess this is why some <a href="; alt="international air ambulance service">International Air Ambulance Service</a> brings dogs in rescue operations sometimes. They are just born hero’s.

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