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Brave Dog Alerts Family to House Fire, Earning Him Endless “Good Boys”



Quick Smiles:

  • A brave dog named Champ saved his family from a house fire by alerting them to the danger while they slept.
  • Champ has since been hailed a hero, earning praise from the Ontario Provincial Police and adoration from strangers online.
  • The incident has prompted local fire authorities to remind people of the importance of smoke alarms for early warning in case of a fire.

In a moment that highlights the age-old adage, ‘dogs are a man’s best friend’, a hero dog named Champ demonstrated just how profound this bond can be.

When danger came calling in the form of a house fire in Ontario, Canada, it was Champ who saved the day.

The drama unfolded in the early hours of Thursday when a fire broke out in the basement of Champ’s home.

Unaware of the looming threat, the family continued to sleep peacefully until Champ decided to step up.


In a heart-stopping series of events, the courageous pup sprung into action, alerting his sleeping family to the imminent danger and guiding them to safety.

Recognizing his valor, the Ontario Provincial Police celebrated Champ’s bravery with a post stating, “Champ saves the day! [He] alerted his owners and everyone made it to safety […] What a good boy!”


Following their escape, firefighters arrived on the scene to extinguish the blaze, but the praise for Champ did not stop with the local police.

The canine hero’s story quickly went viral, bringing in heaps of adoration and ‘good boys’ from strangers online.

Online followers were quick to shower the humble hero with praise, with one commenter sharing, “What a good, good boy! Way to go, Champ!”

Another added, “Champ, you are awesome.”


The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

However, authorities have seized this opportunity to stress the importance of fire safety, recognizing the crucial role Champ played in the story.

The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department advised, “Not everyone has a Champ. Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms will give you early warning so you can get out quickly. Check your smoke [and] carbon monoxide alarms today!”