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1-year-old German Shepherd saves owner from burning home in Port Richey

PORT RICHEY, Fla. (970 WFLA) – Port Richey Police said a one-year-old German Shepherd named ‘Trooper’ saved his owner's life by alerting him their home was on fire.

Police said Saturday morning at about 10:30 in the morning, Port Richey firefighters were called to a fire in the Holiday Mobile Home Park located off of Limit Drive and Clover Drive in Port Richey.

When crews arrived, they found the home fully involved with everyone already out.

Police said owner stated that he had been sleeping in his bedroom and was alerted by his dog trying to get into the room. Police said the dog had been scratching the door and barking. After the owner had opened the door, police said he noticed the living room was heavily involved in fire and thick smoke so he ran for the front door with the dog and both made it out safely.

The owner stated that if it was not for ‘Trooper’ he would not have made it out alive. And even though he has lost all of his belongings, police said the owner was so thankful for making it out with his best friend.

Trooper was truly a man's best friend.

Photo Credit Port Richey Police Department


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