Service dog saves owner's life

Posted at 7:05 AM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 08:05:52-04

JENKS, Okla – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, some are even really fluffy.

Meet Barry the service dog. Barry is a two-year-old Goldendoodle who adores spending time with his owner 15-year-old Addison.

Barry was recently nominated for the American Humane Association’s “Hero Dog Award.” The doodle was nominated because he saved Addison’s life.

Addison’s family says she was diagnosed with Complex Tourette’s Syndrome and was paired with Barry through the Glad Was program.

The two hit it off and spend a lot of time together. One instance, Addison was taking a bath when her mother says she called for her to answer and received no response. Addison’s mother said the only noise she could hear was that of Barry banging at the door and wall.

Addison’s mother says she rushed to her daughter’s side and discovered that Addison had fainted and was face down in the water.

Because of Barry’s banging, Addison’s mother was able to save her daughter from drowning.

If you wish to help Barry win the Hero Dog Award, vote here. 

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