Rescue dogs occasionally get a bad rap - people believe that they must be unpredictable or damaged in some way. In actuality, rescue dogs are some of the greatest, most loving pets around. Here are five rescue dogs who not only brightened and enriched their owners' lives, but they also actually saved them.
1. Hunter, a husky mix who was adopted in February from the Michigan Humane Society, woke his owners a few weeks after his adoption by whining. Owner Jill McLarty tried to take the puppy outside, but it didn't stop Hunter's crying. The pup started running in circles until McLarty followed him to the kitchen, where the puppy sat next to the stove, still crying. It was then that McLarty noticed that one of the gas burners on the stove had been left on. She estimates that the gas must have been on for roughly six hours. Her husband Tim says, "(Hunter) saved our lives ... Anything could have happened that night."