Dog owners know that our canine friends make our lives better every day. Apart from being incredibly loyal, adorable, and fun, dogs also make our world a better and safer place. These heroic dogs below have selfless jobs; many have dedicated their lives to the good of the community. From dogs that guard penguins to ones that provide therapy to sick children, here are some of the most awesome dogs you will ever know.
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1. K-9 and its handler posing for a police dog calendar
2. Roselle with her blind owner Michael Hingson. The brave dog led Michael and 30 others down 78 stories of the World Trade Center on 9/11.
3. Penguin guards!
4. Therapy dogs get to bring their kids to work too
5. They're like, "Hi, need a hand?"
6. K-9 Riley died taking down an armed suspect. He was 5 years old and had been in service for 3 years. What a hero!
7. This is Morty, who jumped 30 feet out of a helicopter when he caught the scent of someone in need after a hurricane in Puerto Rico.
8. Dogs waiting to enter the hospital rooms of sick children to give them some much-needed therapy
9. A courthouse facility dog calming a child during a stressful legal proceeding
10. K-9s in training
11. Meet Uuno, the hardworking video game developer
12. This dog was rescued during a flood in Mexico. Now he is trained to be a rescue dog!
13. These lifeguards in Croatia are all ready to save the day!
14. This smart doggie has been trained to dig up sea turtle nests. This allows them to be safely incubated and set free after the hatch.
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