Dog Kicks Her Own Puppy Down A Drain In Excitement, Then Cries For Her Survival

Some concerned Phoenix residents called 911 when they spotted a homeless mama dog tending to her newborn puppies in a decrepit, abandoned house.

But when the cops arrived to rescue the furry family, an unforeseen mishap had the entire community holding their breath.

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Apparently, the mama dog had been so excited to see the cops that she accidentally knocked over one of her 3 puppies while greeting them.

On impact, the puppy rolled deep into a sewer pipe nearby and began crying helplessly.

However, the puppy’s screams echoed across the network of pipes, making it impossible for the cops to track the 1-day-old baby.

The Arizona Humane Society was called to help with the situation. The cops also roped in the help of a local plumping company for the rescue.

This turned out to be a wise decision, as the plumbing company pushed on a small camera through the pipes to locate the puppy.

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This excruciating operation went on for 10 long hours before the camera could finally give a visual of the puppy, who was stuck in a storm drain 23 feet away from the opening.

The rescue team noticed the movement in the puppy’s body and quickly scrambled to pull her out of her misery!

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It’s a rare miracle that this brave puppy survived after her painfully long and suffocating stay underground. As for the mama dog, she was disoriented from spending the past 24 hours in extreme guilt and anxiety.

But all her troubles disappeared the moment she embraced her baby again! That special reunion has had us in tears! Cheers to this happy ending!

Click the video below to watch how this back-breaking rescue mission helped the puppy reunite with her mama.

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10 of the Smartest Dogs in the World:


A friend of mine has a beautiful Dalmatian. Friendly, energetic and lovable, she was a perfect family pet… but she wasn’t the smartest pooch on the planet. See, she knew how to go through the pet door out into the garden, but she had no clue how to get back inside. It never occurred to her that the flap could swing both ways. So she would sit outside and howl until my friend would open the door.

Repeated demonstrations of the dual movement of the flap had no effect; it just did not compute. The dog breeds on this list, however, probably don’t have that problem. They’re widely considered to be among the cleverest canines in the world. Take a look and see if you agree.

1. German Shepherd

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No surprise here. German Shepherds are the world’s best police dogs, military dogs, and some have even been movie stars (remember Rin Tin Tin?). Brave, loyal, smart and strong, they’re the total package.

2. Beagle

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Also on the list of the best family-friendly dogs in the world, the Beagle has an incredible nose that lets them sniff out just about anything. Born detectives, they’re not the most trainable pets, but they are smart. And hey, nobody ever accused Snoopy of being dumb.

3. Golden Retriever

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A popular choice for assistance dogs for their easy temperament, natural intelligence and loyalty, Golden Retrievers are natural guides and also serve as great rescue dogs. Active and fun to be around, they’re wonderful family pets.

4. Border Collie

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Border Collies are considered by many to be the geniuses of the dog world. Expert herders, laser-focused (they’re known for their intense stare), and incredibly agile to boot, they’re workaholics and excellent athletes. Just don’t expect to keep one cooped up in an apartment.

5. Poodle


Did you know poodles were originally hunting dogs? They respond very well to training and are quick to learn tricks. So don’t let the fluffy looks and styled mane fool you! These dogs are among the smart canines around. Plus, they’re among the best dogs in the world for those who suffer allergies.

6. Belgian Malinois


A terrific military dog, the Malinois is a natural herder, tracker and worker. Smart, trainable and protective, these dogs require an owner who knows what he or she is doing. In addition to the military, Malinois are often recruited as guard dogs and police dogs as well.

7. Papillon

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Named for their butterfly-shaped ears, papillons are small, cute and pretty smart. They’re considered the smartest of the toy dog breed, with intelligence levels comparable to the über-smart border collie. They’re alert and focused pets, and loyal and lovable: an ideal friend for he family.

8. Doberman


Sadly, Dobermans are known more for their ferocity than their smarts, but these are considered among the most intelligent dogs in the world, as well as one of the most effective guard dogs around. They’re outstanding students known to be affectionate and obedient.

9. Bloodhound

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Don’t let the wrinkles and dopey expression fool you! Bloodhounds have the keenest of noses, and are often used for trailing (so much so that their evidence can be used in court against you!). These are loving but strong-willed dogs, and are often used on search and rescue missions.

10. Australian Cattle Dog

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You need a smart, determined and energetic dog to control unruly cows. And that’s just what the Australian Cattle Dog, or ACD, does. They’re intelligent enough to herd these much larger creatures, and while they need their independence and wide open spaces, they’re eager workers who know how to get the job done.

Did we miss your brainy dog on this list? If so, write in and let us know about it!

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