Recently Adopted Dog Saves Family from Fire

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Carolyn Swinson adopted a mastiff mix named Bear from a shelter only three weeks ago and he’s already more than returned the favor. When a fire broke out in Swinson’s home it was Bear who saved her and her grandson’s life.

Early Wednesday morning Swinson was sound asleep when Bear who wasn’t allowed on her bed broke the rules and woke her up. When she opened her eyes she realized her home was engulfed in flames. She ran to wake up her 9-year-old grandson D.J. and everyone made it out of the home safely.

“I have my life and I attribute it to this dog,” said Swinson.

Bear is getting lots of treats and special attention for his heroic efforts. Everyone, from neighbors to extended family, is amazed with Bear.

“I think he’s very cool for doing that,” said D.J. Swinson “I think he’s the best dog we could have gotten.”