Duke is a rescue dog who did a little rescuing of his own. And thanks to him, this family was able to save their baby’s life.

One night, the hero dog suddenly started acting very weird. Duke jumped on his owner’s bed and started shaking uncontrollably, waking them up. Normally an “insanely obedient” dog, the couple couldn’t understand his “bizarre” actions.  They realized something had to be wrong. And something told them to go check on their baby.

Their worst fears had come to life: Harper, their 9-week-old baby girl, wasn’t breathing. They called 911 and, thanks to Duke’s quick thinking, Harper’s life was saved.

“If Duke hadn’t been so scared, we would have just gone to sleep,” Duke’s owner said.

This hero dog was adopted 6 years before the incident. Saving a dog is a wonderful thing, but having that pooch save a family member is just something special. The family’s act of love and kindness was repaid and then some!

We couldn’t put it any better than Duke’s owner: “He’s the perfect dog, he was meant, meant to be ours.”

This is one happy family who thinks more people should adopt pets, and they’re right!

Rescue dogs make wonderful pets who will love you for giving them a forever home, and who knows, maybe you may end up with a hero dog like Duke.