Goldendoodle Dog Saves A Baby Deer From Drowning And Makes A New Friend

Meet Harley, a 6-year-old Goldendoodle who has been dubbed a hero after rescuing a baby deer from a lake near his Virginia home.”Not sure how the fawn got out there but Harley obviously didn’t ask why, he just jumped into action,” said Harley’s human, Ralph Dorn, 62, of Culpeper, Virginia.Ralph, a retired Marine Corps pilot, posted a video of the rescue on Facebook, and it quickly went viral.

Dogs can be true heros.They have an incredible ability to detect danger and come to the rescue, whether it is human or animal.That’s what one dog demonstrated when he jumped into action to save a baby deer who was floating in a lake.Ralph Dorn, a retired Marine Corps pilot from Virginia, owns Harley, a Goldendoodle.On June 2, they were at a lake near their house when Ralph realized he couldn’t find his dog.Then he noticed Harley in the water, paddling himself out to the lake’s center.

When Ralph looked closer, he noticed Harley wasn’t alone, and he realized why the dog was in the water.A baby deer was struggling to get back to shore in the middle of the lake.Harley had gone to rescue it and, upon arrival, began guiding the stranded animal back to dry land.”Not sure how the fawn got out there but Harley obviously didn’t ask why, he just jumped into action,” Ralph wrote on Facebook.

They made it back to shore safely.Ralph stated that the deer’s mother returned for it.He was extremely proud of his brave dog.Harley continued to protect the deer even after they returned to land.”Harley didn’t want to leave the fawn,” Ralph explained.He just kept touching it, licking it, and caring for it.”

But something was wrong the next morning while Dorn and his wife, Patricia, 64, were drinking coffee.”Harley became restless as he ran from window to window,” he explained.We could hear the fawn bleating when I opened the front door.Harley dashed into the woods and discovered the fawn.


The little one stopped bleating, tail wagging, they sniffed each other, and Harley came back to the house calmly with me.”They had a brief, touching reunion, as if the deer wanted to thank Harley for saving its life once more.The deer then walked away with its mother once more.

Harley’s story has now gone viral: Ralph’s Facebook post recounting the story has been shared over 253,000 times. Ralph says he’s happy the story has moved so many people, but Harley’s act of heroism didn’t surprise him. He says that Harley is a ᴛʜᴇʀᴀᴘʏ dog who has worked with the elderly and children. He added:” We could tell right away, even as a puppy, he had such a good heart. He has always been like that with children and animals. He loves them all.”