Tuesday, November 29, 2011

An inspiring animal story and a good reminder to adopt from your local animal shelter.

I thought I would share this story found on the Animal Planet website here.

"Dog Saves New Family Six Hours After Being Adopted

A gentle giant named Hercules proved his worth as a loyal canine companion only six hours after being rescued from an animal shelter and brought home by Lee and Elizabeth Littler last Wednesday.

Just as the Littlers were preparing to take Hercules outside for a walk Wednesday night, the 135-pound Saint Bernard who had not made as much as a peep since being adopted that afternoon, started growling, plowed through their screen door and charged after an intruder trying to get into their house through their basement door!

Brave Hercules even managed to chomp on the man's ankle as he climbed a fence and got away. Police say the home's phone and cable lines had been cut. They have not yet found the man that Hercules chased away.

"When I saw Hercules for the first time I fell in love with him" Elizabeth Littler told ABC news. He is 75-pounds underweight and just, he looked awful beat up."

The Littlers initial intentions were to foster Hercules and find him a good home to keep him from being euthanized. But Hercules has officially earned himself a permanent home with the Littlers, his new forever family.

"To have adopted a dog six hours before the incident and have him already defending you with that resolve, it's amazing. If you show care and affection to your animals, they will return it," Lee told ABC news.

Yay for the Littlers for giving Hercules a new lease on life and what a wonderful testimonial to the innate loyalty of our canine companions.

Looking for your own Hercules? Visit Petfinder.com and see thousands of loving animals that would love to meet you and become part of your family."

You can read other animal stories if you click right here.


"You think those dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you they will be there long before any of us."
~Robert Louis Stevenson~


  1. What a heart-warming story Denise! I love this wonderful family for giving this beautiful dog a second chance.

  2. Aw...Denise. I love that story...arn't our pets 'magic'? I don't know what I'd do without my Lucy sometimes. Maa

  3. What an amazing story!

    I'm a new follower (figured I'd let you know, in case your GFC box is acting up like mine is).

  4. Fabulous tale, Denise. The world would be a poor place without our beloved pets.

  5. Oh, good, your comment box works now. It was down yesterday and I could not comment.

    That story is incredible, Denise! What a wonderful dog!!!

  6. What a fantastic story. Animals know and understand so much more than mere mortals realise.

  7. What a good and brave dog and he has such a cute face !

  8. a wonderful story and i LOVE the picture!!

  9. What a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing. (I love all of the dogs on the beach photos as well --that is a lot of dogs!)

  10. I love these kind of stories. Our dog, Willow. a few years ago saved us from a burning house. She was bedded down for the night in her cage, in Sara's room. She started barking and I went up to see, sure enough the wall plug in was on fore and burning up the wall, she was on TV and in the newspaper for this feet, she has since passed to the bridge.

  11. Wasn't he the bravest dog? Thank you for all comments, much appreciated.

  12. This is such a beautiful story. It makes me want to go out and get a dog too.

  13. This is a wonderful story! Oh, I just love dogs so much! They are the most loyal loving creatures on this planet!