A Portland, Connecticut dog that once spent his days and nights in a shelter is now being credited with saving the life of his forever family’s infant daughter.
The Brousseau family adopted Duke from a local shelter, saving his life and giving him the loving home he deserved. Now, nearly 6 years later, Duke returned the favor, by saving the life of their 9-week old infant daughter, Harper.
WFSB News reported that on Sunday night, after Jenna Brousseau and her husband had settled into bed for the night, their “insanely obedient” dog jumped up onto the bed and began shaking uncontrollably, alerting the couple that something was wrong.
The Brousseaus could tell by Duke’s bizarre behavior that there was a problem, so they got out of bed to check the house. When they got to their daughter’s room, they found the infant in bed, not breathing.
Because of Duke’s tenacity, paramedics arrived at the Brousseau home in time to revive the baby. Harper is now alive and well, thanks to the heroism of one very special shelter dog.
The Brousseaus are sharing their story in hopes of inspiring more families to visit shelters and adopt their very own hero.