Retired police dog jumps back into duty and saves toddlers from raging house fire

Dogs are our faithful companions, and most of us can count on them to be there for us when we need a furry friend.We never know how we or our dogs will react in times of real danger, and we hope that we are never faced with such a situation.Margo and Brent Feaser and their two young children put their dog’s loyalty and bravery to the ultimate test.The family is still alive today thanks to their German Shepherd dog Maxx, a retired K-9, and their tenacious neighbors.

Chip Dover and his son Andrew, as well as Joe Jordan, were enjoying a late-night stargazing session outside their Longwood, Florida, home when they heard an explosion.

“We were outside with my telescope, looking at Jupiter with my neighbor,” Dover explained to TODAY Parents.”We were getting ready to come in when we heard a big explosion, and the house just blew up.”We ran over there right away, and it was on fire, and then we realized the family was still inside.”

The house’s windows were broken.The trio dashed to Feaser’s house, grabbing whatever they could to smash the front windows.The men rescued Seminole County, Florida Sheriff’s Department Investigator Margo Feaser, but she fought desperately to get back inside to save her husband, 4-year-old son, and 2-year-old daughter.

“Her primary concern was to get in there and rescue her children,” Chief Deputy Dennis Lemma said of Margo.She’s a real trooper.She’s a hero in our organization, and her actions tonight reflect that.We are extremely proud of her.”Firefighters arrived quickly and were able to save Margo’s husband, Brent.Their two children and their dog Maxx, however, remained inside the burning house.

According to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Maxx then returned to service to assist firefighters in locating the two toddlers who were trapped inside the house.Rescue efforts were becoming more difficult as heavy smoke filled the house – thankfully, Maxx was there to greet the firefighters and lead them to the two children.The house was completely destroyed.

According to TODAY Parents, the family was taken to the hospital, where their condition ranged from stable to critical.The fire that destroyed the family’s home is believed to have been an accident.Maxx was treated for smoke inhalation and was hailed a hero for staying with the children and guiding the firefighters through the thick smoke.

There aren’t enough incredible words to describe this incredible hero dog!It never ceases to amaze me how our dogs put their lives in danger to help us humans; we are fortunate to have these dependable companions in our lives.Excellent work, Maxx!You don’t appear to have forgotten how to protect and serve.
A hero is a hero forever…