2010's Most Amazing Dog Survival StoriesFrom near-death experiences to super-steep tumbles, meet the canines who defied the odds this year


Six-year-old Tristan Moulton, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy type 2, just wanted a dog. But soon after his family found Yorkie Max, they realized the pup had a congenital heart defect. Thanks to a team of generous doctors, though, Max underwent complex surgery and hasn't left Tristan's side since.

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