Foster dog saves his mother’s life just days after meeting her

When a shelter dog named Brownie spent two weeks in foster care with the Analore family, it was his first time ever in a home.

“He was scared at first,” Molly Analore told The Dodo. “He didn’t know what to do.”

After four failed adoptions at his New Mexico shelter, Brownie got another chance at a Colorado shelter. However, he needed temporary housing while awaiting transport – and that’s where Analore and her family came in.

High Plains Humane Society

The first few days were difficult as Brownie learned the ins and outs of housekeeping. But once he realized he was safe and surrounded by love, something started to change in the pup. Within days, Brownie learned how to communicate his needs to his new family.

“Eventually he would warn me when he needed to go to the bathroom,” Analore said. “He would sit by the door and cry.”

Analore quickly learned Brownie’s communication methods for everyday activities, but one night he did something completely extraordinary. Instead of alerting his new mom that he needed help, the intuitive pup tried to tell her so you needed help myself.

Molly Analore

Just before she raised Brownie, Analore began to have fainting spells and dizziness. On one of her nights with Brownie, Analore got sick, and the faithful pup noticed it right away.

“He doesn’t like cuddling a lot, but he just jumped right onto my couch, sat next to me and started cuddling me,” Analore said. “I thought, ‘That’s a little weird,’ but then I didn’t think anything of it.”

Analore cuddled with Brownie for a while before deciding to go to bed, still not feeling well. Brownie, who normally kept his distance, refused to take his eyes off Analore.

“When I went to bed, he was standing outside my door screaming his head off, scratching the door and banging his head on the door,” Analore said. “It wasn’t normal for him. It was almost as if he was saying, “Something’s wrong, let me in now.'”

Molly Analore

Analore got up quickly, confused by his behavior, and let her attentive foster pup into the bedroom.

“He jumped right onto my bed, sat next to me with his head on my chest, and when my heart stopped racing and I felt better, he just got up and left,” Analore said.

According to Analore, Brownie had never shown this behavior before. And as soon as her fainting spells were over, it stopped.

“He did everything by himself,” Analore said. “He’s such a good boy.”

After two weeks with the Analore family, Brownie moved to his final shelter as originally planned. He is currently in foster care at his new shelter, but the Analore family want to bring him back home for good.

“There’s only one dog like that in a lifetime,” Analore said. “The connection was so strong.”