Older Man Takes A Bad Fall After Finding Stray, Dog Becomes A Hero

The 11-year-old dog repays the debt.

Badger, an 11-year-old Lab-Rottweiler mix, is being inducted into the Purina Hall of Fame for saving the old man that found him. This is truly an astounding story and shows why we call dogs Man’s Best Friend.

“Derik, a 71-year-old retiree, is a passionate photographer, outdoor enthusiast and life-long animal lover. Living alone in a remote cabin in Elgin, Ontario, Derik quickly grew to rely on Badger as soon as he brought him home – first as a trusted companion, and then as a faithful best friend. Little did he know that Badger would also eventually become his life-saving hero.”