Dog Stabbed Protecting Owner During Attempted Robbery, Owner Says

Blue did what he had to do.

When alleged intruders showed up at the pit bull's home on Nov. 19, the dog defended his home, according to his Missouri owner, and suffered a stab wound in the process.

Owner Aubrey Christopher tells Frankie's Friends, a pet charity that is helping pay for the dog's medical bills, that he and Blue were awakened at about 10 p.m. that night and the dog started growling.

Blind Runner Goes the Distance With Help from the Nation's First Official Running Guide Dog

At nine o'clock sharp every morning, Richard Hunter heads out for a jog through his neighborhood in Folsom, California, racing side-by-side with his partner: a long-haired, lively type with a tongue that hangs out of his mouth from the start of the run to the finish.

How One Lucky Dog Helped a British Couple Win the Lottery

A couple from the Isle of Wight in the U.K. won big in the lottery — thanks to the help of their Labrador retriever, Ruby.

Jane and Alan Slater had just won 149,089 pounds (roughly $230,000) when Ruby made a discovery that would double their winnings: The dog found a second winning ticket, for the same amount, tucked away in a catalogue in the back of their car. Thanks to Ruby's detective work, the couple won an extra $230,000, reports Mashable.

'Charlotte's Litter' Foundation Honors 6-Year-Old Newtown Shooting Victim Who Loved Dogs

Charlotte Bacon lost her life at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

Almost three years later, the 6-year-old's passion for dogs lives on through a foundation called Charlotte's Litter, which offers guidance to parents and educators about therapy dog programs in educational and societal settings.

Man's Best Friend: Service Dog Helps Marine Capt. Cope with PTSD

They saved each other.

In 2012, 4-year-old German Shepherd Axel was two days away from being put down at a high risk kill shelter when he was rescued by K9s for Warriors, a nonprofit organization that pairs canines with military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.  

Rescue Dog Spends 90 Minutes Dragging Fallen Woman to Phone

Janet Wilhelm has an arduous journey ahead. The labor and delivery nurse recently fell in the garage of her McKinney, Texas, home, fracturing her pelvis in five places. 

Pet Cat Used by San Francisco Police to Convince Suicidal Man Not to Jump

An orange tabby cat was the one to end a four hour standoff between San Francisco police officers and a man threatening to jump from the third floor window of a tall building in the city's South of Market neighborhood on Wednesday. 

Update: 'Hugging Dogs' Who Found a Home Continue to Hug!

The power of a hug.

Kala and Keira escaped being euthanized this summer, after a photo of the dogs hugging was posted on Facebook. The photo read “If no one saves us, someone will take her away from me. I'll see her as she goes down the hallway. She won't come back and I'll cry. They'll come for me next and I won't be as brave.”

American Bulldog Who Lost an Eye Saving Her Owner From Machete Attack Finds a Forever Home

After a traumatic past, this heroic American bulldog mix is getting her happy ending.

Ruby bravely defended her homeless owner from a machete attack in April and lost her left eye as a result. But when the 2-year-old pup ended up at the San Jose Animal Care Center and didn't qualify for adoption, the shelter reached out to the Silicon Valley Pet Project for help.

Mighty 20-Pound French Bulldog Scares Away Three Bears

They must've missed the “Beware of Dog” sign on the way in. 

Sure, Jules the 20-pound French bulldog doesn't have the stereotypical burly guard dog look, but her courageous spirit and bark were enough to scare three bears off the porch of her family's California home.