Hero Dog: When A Rescued Dog Becomes A Rescuer


  • A dog has been living his life in both the harshest winter and hottest summer on the streets of Texas.
  • He got hit by a car, was rescued, got medical treatment and fostered until he recovered before getting adopted.
  • Adopted mom’s granddaughter had seizures and the dog Ranger alerted mom, saving the granddaughter.

Ranger has lived his life roaming the streets.  He has endured winter and the blistering Texas heat in all those seven years.  But when he got hit by a car, Mary Cormier rescued him and brought him in for surgery paid for by donations.

From the onset, Cormier said, “Some dogs are just good. There’s nothing negative I could say about him. This is a good dog.”  She fostered Ranger and taught him how to be with other dogs and to eat treats from her hand.  She also set out to find him a forever home.

Cormier said that Ranger needed to be an indoor dog and so when she looked at applications for adopting Ranger, her foremost consideration was for him to be indoors.

That is where the application from Judy Okert fit in.  Okert was in need of a four-legged companion as she just lost her dog. And it was an instant match from the moment they first met.

Okert said, “The house is so empty without my dog… a dog, and this is now my dog, no doubt. He’s such a sweetheart. He’s handsome too.”

Photo Credit: Mary Cormier (Facebook)

In almost two weeks, Ranger has proven to be a companion and a protector.  And most recently, he has rescued Okert’s granddaughter from danger of losing her life.

Okert’s granddaughter was having a seizure and Ranger scratched on her door while whimpering loudly and running out to get Okert.

Photo Credit: Mary Cormier (Facebook)

Okert said, “I don’t know what we would’ve done without him.”

The tables have been turned. The rescued pup has now become Okert’s granddaughter’s rescuer!

Okert and Ranger now have an unbreakable bond.  Okert said “He makes you laugh, makes you smile. He makes you want to get up and be a part of life.”

Source: KBTX


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