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Dog Saves Guardian in Fire

Monday, October 24, 2016 06:16AM

Neighbors are crediting a family dog with saving its owner's life from a house fire in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.

Around 4:30 p.m. Sunday on the 3100 block of Memphis Street, Andrea Bulat's dog started barking.

"Her dog, Che... the dog's really protective of her," neighbor Anthony Daly told Action News. "If you go past her house it's 'Bark, bark, bark, bark!' and that kind of stuff."

But neighbors say it was highly unusual for Che to be barking that early in the morning. That's what woke them up.

"When I looked out the window you could see the flames," said Daly. "The whole first floor was engulfed."

When firefighters arrived, they found the dog on top of Bulat, who was unconscious.

"The dog stayed on her chest the whole time, which prevented her from being burned totally," said another neighbor, Adele Butler.

Bulat was rushed to Temple University Hospital, where she is listed in critical condition with burns over 50 percent of her body.

Firefighters used oxygen to resuscitate Che. The dog is at an animal hospital in Langhorne, Pa. being treated for smoke inhalation.

Neighbors are calling Che a hero.

"I think it's a beautiful thing, because I've always heard stories of where animals would help save their owners," said neighbor Thomas Leszcewicz. "I've never lived one. Now I've lived one. I've seen it with my own eyes. That's a beautiful thing you know."

"I think because of the dog being there, that really saved her," said Butler. "If the dog wasn't there, she'd probably be dead."

A spokeswoman for the Red Paw Relief Team said Che, who is at least 10 years old, is an 80-pound mixed Chow and Golden Retriever.

They say it's uncertain if the animal will survive because of the degree of smoke inhalation and its age.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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(Note: This is not an Air Dog. This is "Heavy Metal." But he can run like the wind!)

Ultimate Air Dogs will be at Asheville Outlet Mall for three days of competition!

Asheville Citizen times story HERE!

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** Another ALERT from MetroWines Shop Dogs **

Photo by Maddy Jones for Asheville Citizen Times

Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundaiton launched a volunteer program this year in which kids practice reading books to the shelter animals. WOW. Kids imporve reading skills and our buddies at the shelter have company and learn social skills. WOW.

Help if you can.

Story HERE!

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Aloft Nominated for Top 10 Pet Friendly

MetroWines Shop Dog ALERT!!

Bubbles is a rescue dog who awaits a forever home in the lobby of the Aloft Hotel.

Photo Courtesy of Aloft 

Asheville Citizen Times reports that Aloft Hotel, owned by McKibbon Hospitality, has been nominated by USA Today and Bring Fido as one of the top pet friendly hotels in the US. Voting for the winner is online now through noon on October 10 HERE!

Full story HERE! 

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WolfDog @MetroWines!

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