What do you do when you’re in a canoe and have no paddle in sight? Well, while most of us might start panicking these dogs decided to go down a different route.
20. Playing Around
A couple of dogs were having a fun time playing at the lake that they were at. Suddenly, two of them spotted a pretty cool looking canoe. So they decided to play around with it too!
The dogs had gotten away from their owners and had snuck off to play without their permission. The sneaky dogs thought they were being pretty slick until something they never expected to happen did.
As the dogs played around in the canoe, their jumping around began to displace it. Although the canoe was on solid ground when the dogs first got in, it soon began to make its way into the water. The dogs were soon headed upstream.
17. Going Away
The dogs began to drift further and further away from the shore. The situation started to look pretty grim for these two as the canoe continued to go upstream. No one knew what would happen to them.
16. Unlikely Hero
It really looked as if the two rambunctious dogs were headed to their doom. Then, the most unlikely hero decided to show up and save the day! So who was the hero?! You’ll never believe it…
15. Calling For Help
As the dogs in the canoe began to realize that danger was coming for them, they began calling out for help. Both of the dogs began to howl and cry for anyone to come over and save them.
14. Pup’s Owner
Suddenly, the pup’s owner showed up and he came with a special rescuer as well. The pup’s owner was clearly worried about the dogs and knew that action had to be taken immediately!
13. Fellow Friend
The pup’s owner had also come with another one of his dogs. When the fellow canine saw that his pals were in danger he knew he couldn’t sit idly by. So he quickly jumped into the water and attempted a heroic rescue.
The dog swam out to the canoe and began to try and move it. Throughout the process you can hear the dogs barking to each other. It seems that they were communicating their next moves!
11. A Rope
The dog continued to swim closer and closer to the canoe. That’s when he spotted a rope that was attached to the canoe. With his quick thinking skills the dog grabbed onto the rope.
10. Pulling Over
The dog got a hold of the rope and began to pull the canoe closer and closer to shore. Everyone was watching in shock as this unsuspecting hero made his way to the shore. Even the dogs on the canoe couldn’t believe what was happening.
9. Reaching Shore
Finally, after some pretty big doggy paddles, the rescue dog had managed to reach to the shore with the canoe. The dogs inside of the canoe quickly leapt out…they didn’t want to have to go out for another ride upstream.
8. Owner’s Relief
The owner swiftly approached the canoe and removed the rope from the hero. The video was then uploaded onto YouTube where it received a ton of views!
So the video was uploaded onto YouTube where it received over 300,000 views. Everyone was so blown away by the dog’s action. After all, it’s not every day you see a rescue like this happen.
“Labs will retrieve anything, but what’s amazing here is that one of the dogs in the canoe takes the rope and places it over the side and into the water for the Labrador to grab a hold of,” the video description reads. The comments section was filled wit awed users.
5. Positive Comments
Many users went out of their way to leave behind some positive comments in response to the dogs heroic efforts. One user wrote: “Look at that Lab going against the current. What a stud.”
4. More Comments
Some people even left some pretty hilarious jokes! “Hi. I’m a black lab and I’ll be rescuing you today. Please keep all paws and legs inside the canoe and remain seated until we are on shore again,” someone wrote in a joking tone.
Considering the circumstances of the situation, it was very easy for things to not go as they did. The fact that the dog was successful in his efforts was a true miracle.
We’re pretty sure that the two rambunctious dogs that got themselves into trouble surely learned their lesson after this rescue. We don’t expect them to get into another unmanned canoe anytime soon.
1. Another Day
Thanks to one dog’s heroic effort to save his pals, these two dogs have lived on to see another day. Fortunately everything worked out for the best in this scary situation!