The Brousseau family adopted their dog Duke from an orphanage in Portland, Connecticut. Duke was unhappy with his life at the orphanage, but gradually became the perfect companion for his family.
Six years later, Duke expressed his gratitude to the Brousseau’s in the most endearing manner!
The family recently welcomed their little girl Harper, and Duke immediately became very protective of his younger sister.
One night, the family slept peacefully, when Duke suddenly ran into his parents’ room and jumped onto their bed.
He was shaking uncontrollably, and he refused to do any command given to him. Finally, Mom realized something was wrong.
Duke led his parents to the room of a nine-week-old baby and alerted them to a child who wasn’t breathing at all.
The family rushed their baby to the emergency room, and the doctors were able to save Harper’s life at the last minute!
Duke finally calmed down when he made sure his sister was breathing well and she was doing well!
The family shudders at the thought of what could have happened if Duke hadn’t alerted them on time. They are eternally grateful to their rescue boy, who is absolutely oblivious to the fact that he’s a hero!
We hope Duke’s story inspires more and more people to give these brave and loyal rescue dogs a chance!