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Quiet Rescue Dog Started Barking At Wall One Day, Owner Grabbed Him And Ran

Written by: Dee Michaels
Dee Michaels is a passionate and accomplished writer, renowned for his heartwarming and engaging stories on more
| Published on June 28, 2024

A San Diego animal shelter received a call from Drew Smith, a 41-year-old engineer, several months ago. However, after failing to locate a dog he desired, he reluctantly took on Carl, a sickly 4-year-old Spaniel mix. He had no clue that the pup he was rescuing would ultimately save his life by possibly saving his home!


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When Drew arrived home from work, he found Carl in the backyard with a furious and persistent bark. Even though he was otherwise a rather quiet dog, Drew was awakened from his slumber one night by the insistent and excruciating howls of Carl, who was usually a very “silent” companion.

At first, he tuned out the barks because they sounded odd, but then he recalled that Carl had been acting strangely all day. He quickly flipped on the lights in an alarming state to discover smoke billowing from the walls.

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Drew managed to grab Carl in his arms and flee his apartment just before the flames began erupting from all sides thanks to the bark alarm. Drew made another amazing discovery! A fire had been smoldering “in the walls” for days, it appeared.

The whole week, Carl was suffering from headaches and a sore throat, but he never connected them to inhaling suppressed smoke.


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Drew revealed that he did not want to adopt Carl due to the prospect of medical expenses associated with his dental problems. But after witnessing Carl’s brave act, Drew now believes that nothing is more precious than a dog’s devotion and loyalty. He knows he’s in good company since he has a wonderful relationship with his rescue companion!

Be sure to watch this video until the very end! It’s truly heartwarming and gripping!

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