Adopted Puppy Rescues Family from Gas Leak

He may be only three months old, but Hunter, the black and white husky mix is one smart dog. Thanks to his canine smarts, this little dog that had only been adopted two weeks prior, saved the lives of his new family by alerting them to a gas leak.

Last Wednesday around midnight, Hunter woke owner Jill McLarty with nonstop whining. Thinking her puppy needed a bathroom break, she took him outside, but he just sat on the ground and continued to whine. She brought him back inside to her bedroom, but his whining only increased. Then he started running in frenzied circles and finally led McLarty into her kitchen. The smart pup then plopped down in front of the stove and that is when McLarty realized one of the burners was on very low, but enough to leak a lot of gas into the house where her whole family was sleeping.

Thinking back, McLarty realized the stove had been on since they made dinner nearly six hours prior. Shocked, she turned off the burner. Only then, did Hunter finally relax. He followed her back up to her bedroom and went right to sleep for the night.††”He saved our lives, anything could’ve happened that night,” recalled Jill’s husband, Tim. “As clichť as it sounds,” he added, “the life you save may save yours.”

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Christine Jones
Christine J3 years ago

I knew dogs were smart, persistent and had a good sense of smell, but for a young dog in a relatively new home, that is amazing. Way to go Hunter! Great karma for his adopters.

Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Mary Cromley
.3 years ago

Great story.

Nikolina J.
Nikolina J3 years ago

what goes around comes around; they saved him, he saved them

Natasha Salgado
Past Member 3 years ago

There is no greater heroes than our loving loyal pooches/animals!

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe3 years ago

Awwww... Hunter is an adorable hero!! He knows he is loved and showed his love back by warning his people!

Katherine May Williams

Bravo that puppy! What a great story. :-)

Oleg Kobetz
Oleg Kobets3 years ago


Marie W.
Marie W3 years ago

Good karma.

Bron Mitchell
Bron Mitchell3 years ago

so many feels :) thanks for sharing :)