A Mesa family is breathing a sigh of relief after watching a surveillance video of an unexpected rescue in their own backyard.
The hero dog Remus who is Laurie and Jay Becerra’s daughters dog often visits their home. The Becerra’s dog Smokey and Remus play enjoying playing and were behind a dog fence in their backyard. But during their play, they broke out of the fence, and Smokey, who isn’t a strong swimmer, at some point, fell into the family pool.
In the video, Smokey is seen struggling to get out while Remus was nervously pacing along the side of the pool. After a few unsuccessful attempts to get out of the pool, Remus jumps into action, instinctively knowing his buddy is in danger and helps by giving his buddy a nudge until he is safely out of the pool.
The incredible video was captured by the Becerra family security camera. “Remus is so smart. He’s just a good, great dog,” said Laurie Becerra. “He just went under and pushed him with his head, like pushed him up and out.”
She praised “hero” dog Remus, saying though he may be “a crazy pup he’s got a heart of gold.”
But because Remus lives in Phoenix and not with Smokey, he doesn’t have the protection of his buddy, so now the family has taken measures to make sure a tragic drowning doesn’t occur. Smokey is now the proud owner of a brand-new life jacket to help him learn how to swim.
“It just amazes me how animals are just so, you know, they’re heroes,” said Laurie.