When tragedy nearly struck a young family in Portland, Oregon, it was their dog Duke who stepped in to save the day. Jenna Brousseau and her husband were sound asleep after tucking in their 9-week-old daughter when Duke, who had been rescued from a shelter 6 years earlier, began jumping on the couple's bed and shaking them awake.
"He is insanely obedient, so this is extremely bizarre," Jenna told news station WSFB.
Because of Duke's odd behavior, the Brousseaus just knew that there was something wrong. They hurried to check on the sleeping baby and discovered that she had stopped breathing.
"My husband called 911 and the ambulance came here and it was because of our Dukey dog, who alerted us," says the thankful pet-owner.
Fortunately, paramedics arrived just in time to take the child to the hospital where she was revived -- all thanks to Duke's quick thinking.
"I tell him all the time, 'You were born in mommy's heart,' just because he was so meant to be ours," Jenna says.