Cass County police say a 4-year-old Labrador Retriever saved a drowning family member — a 14-month-old boy — by keeping the child above water until mom could come help.

Patricia Drauch says her son Stanley was walking with her in the yard Sunday and then disappeared.

After searching everywhere, she saw the toddler in the pool.

At first, Drauch thought her son was floating, but then noticed he was on their dog Bear’s back. The family thinks Bear was keeping very still to make sure Stanley didn’t go under the water.

4 Responses

  1. jayme

    I love this website!!!! Thank you for honoring the best dogs I know with such a wonderful website!

  2. AnnM

    Unarguable. Labs are the most precious creatures, most protective of THEIR family and adore those younger, weaker, smaller they they are.
    They are just the BEST family dog in the world. I know I would die without my Black Lab.

  3. Lisa

    My lab is a rescue but he’s hates water. All because the previous owner abused my beautiful boy.