After saving a drowning newborn deer from a lake, a beautiful Goldendoodle is being hailed as a hero. When the 6-year-old dog embraced the water to save the orphaned fawn, he left his owner stunned. The gallant dog continued to look after the tiny critter after bringing her to safety from the middle of the lake to dry land. The dog’s owner has captured the wonderful moments on camera!
Ralph Dorn and his pet dog Harley went for a walk in the backyard of their Virginia home a few months ago. But, in a matter of minutes, their routine had transformed into a spectacular rescue, with Harley playing the lead role. When the dog saw a tiny creature trying to keep her head above water, he leaped into the water to save her.
Harley’s owner stated in a now-viral Facebook post, “He was towards the middle of the lake herding a little fawn back to the shoreline.” “I’m not sure how the fawn ended up out there, but Harley didn’t seem to care; he just acted.” But the kind dog not only saved the deer and brought her to shore, but he also lingered by her side for a few minutes to console her. The fawn eventually rejoined with her mother after she was on dry land.
The dad told PEOPLE, “Harley didn’t want to leave the newborn deer.” “All he did was interact with it, lick it, and care for it.” But the story doesn’t end there: Dorn and his wife Pat were both surprised to see their furry companion when he ran into the fawn he had just saved!
Ralph commented on Facebook, “This morning Harley was restless and ran from window to window.” “We could hear the fawn bleating as I opened the front door.” Harley dashed into the woods and came face to face with the deer. Harley came quietly back to the home with me after the small one stopped bleating, tail wagging, they touched noses scented each other, and the little one stopped bleating.”
This wasn’t the first time Harley, a big-hearted dog, had brought joy and comfort to someone. The compassionate dog is a trained therapy dog. He used to go to old people’s homes and make their days more enjoyable. Harley has warmed the hearts of millions of people all across the world with his latest act of generosity, as his story has gone viral and people can’t get enough of it!
Harley’s mother, Pat, stated, “We’re quite thrilled that it has affected so many people, and provided so much joy to so many.” “We couldn’t believe our eyes. We were unprepared for the response.”