Pets and Animal Blog by M Dee Dubroff

Welcome to M Dee Dubroff's Pets and Animal Blog.


Two Best Buds
Posted on March 16, 2017

In 2110, Jessie Knott, a soldier stationed in the town of Maywan in Afghanistan, rescued a stray tiger kitten named Koshka, which means cat in Russian.

Ivy The Heroine Cat
Posted on March 1, 2017

Meet Ivy, a two-year-old feline who saved a neighboring man's  life after she alerted her owner, Mary Johnston, to call for help. The Northern Ontario community is trying to get the cat nominated to the Purina Animal Hall of Fame.

Heroine  Calamity Jane
Posted on February 19, 2017


A few years ago in Aledo, Texas, on a winter's night shortly before the holidays, Golden Retriever, Calamity Jane, proved herself to be as brave and as bold as her frontier-woman 's namesake. Read on for more on this amazing dog.

Hero Falstaff and Grateful Owner
Posted on February 4, 2017

Meet Falstaff, a hero English Setter, who saved his owner from  the jaws of certain death when he suffered a heart attack.



Kelsey Loves Bob
Posted on January 24, 2017

Meet one very special Golden Retriever named Kelsey. This hero dog received no special training  and was guided solely by love and devotion to her Michigan owner who had slipped on ice and broken his neck in a fall outside his home.

Freckles The Goldador Guide Dog
Posted on January 18, 2017

Meet  hero goldador guide dog, Freckles, a  very brave animal who is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Labrador.

Ceasar Loves Dolly
Posted on January 9, 2017

Ceasar, the five-year-old camel, and Dolly, the ten-year-old blind mare, may be an unlikely duo, but they are bonded for life and have been ever since they "met" at the Pony X-Press petting Zoo in Winslow, Maine.

Kiah at work
Posted on December 27, 2016

Meet Kiah, a Pit Bull, who is the first of her breed to become a New York State K-9 Officer.

Layka on Cover of National Geographic
Posted on December 15, 2016

Meet Layka, a U.S. military combat dog who saved many lives while she was deployed in Afghanistan. Now her fellow soldiers are returning the favor.

Opie and Damiere
Posted on December 4, 2016

Meet Opie, the hero cat who saved the life of a three-year-old boy by taking a bullet that was headed for him.

Merel and Handler, Rachel Crawford
Posted on November 27, 2016

The role of service dogs is always expanding. Read on for more about Merel, the 18-month-old Labrador-Bernese-Mountain Dog mix and her handler, Rachel Crawford, who helps calm children who must testify in Canada's courts.

Sergeant Yulfo and Murphy
Posted on November 20, 2016

During time out, the New York Knicks, backed by the organizations Hoops For Troops and Paws of War, surprised a happy veteran with a service dog  for which he had been waiting more than 18 months.

Tortoise Shell Cat
Posted on November 13, 2016

At a special awards ceremony at the Savoy in London, a brave, five year-old tortoise-shell cat named Tink was recently crowned Hero Cat  and National Cat of The Year in honor of her courageous actions that saved the lives of her family.

Loyal Companion Che
Posted on November 6, 2016

Meet Che, a courageous Chow and Labrador Mix, who saved his owner from certain death by fire and almost died himself in the process.

Sergeant Reckless At Work
Posted on October 31, 2016

Sergeant Reckless was a hero, a horse and perhaps most important of all, a loyal marine.

Love Thrives Between Veteran and Parrot
Posted on October 27, 2016

At the special Serenity Park Sanctuary in Los Angeles, California,  abused parrots and traumatized veterans watch over each other and the bonding helps to heal their mutual wounds. Read on for more on this unique rehabilitation.

Jaxon with FireHat
Posted on October 20, 2016

A sweet, 11-year old Pug named Jaxon has been awarded the Hometown Hero Award for saving the lives of an entire family. Meet him and smile.

Baxter Loves Amanda
Posted on October 14, 2016

Meet Baxter, a hero 9-month-old puppy, who saved the life of a six year-old child by alerting her mother that the child was choking from a seizure.

McDonald and First Mate, Major Tom
Posted on October 9, 2016

Meet Major Tom, a very special cat, who rescued his owner, Australian Grant McDonald, from a watery grave not to mention himself by sounding the alarm that it was time to abandon ship.

Brave Little Blind Dog Named Noah
Posted on October 6, 2016

Meet Noah, a Bichon-Poodle mix born without eyes and with deformed back legs who is teaching school children to look past outward appearances and see bullying in a destructive and negative light.

Tommy the Tabby Dials 911
Posted on October 3, 2016

Meet Tommy, and orange-and tan-striped cat, who Gary Rosheisen adopted  because he felt such action would help to lower his blood pressure. As it turns out, Tommy did a lot more than that.

Sassy and Marie Alexander
Posted on September 29, 2016

A rescued Chihuahua named Sassy lived up to her name when her incessant barking warned passersby that her owner, 92-year-old,  Marie Alexander, was in trouble and needed some serious human intervention.

Tara The Brave Tabby Cat
Posted on September 18, 2016

Tara received the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals  annual Hero Dog award in Los Angeles, California, because there was no such award  for a cat. Meet her below and be amazed.

Lulu, the pot belied pig
Posted on September 11, 2016

This is a story that happened quite a while ago, but it is worthy of a comeback because it is an enduring tale of love and rescue.  Meet Lulu, the obese, Vietnamese Pot-Bellied Pig, who saved the life of her owner by putting her own in danger.

Sammy The Hero Hound
Posted on September 6, 2016

Meet one very brave hound-mix named Sammy who saved his owner from certain death by smashing a window  and summoning help from his New Jersey home.