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Duncan the Dog Dies After Saving Owner From Fire [Video]


As a large fire started to consume a house in Georgia, Duncan the Dog rushed in to wake his owner. The Boxer alerted his owner, Scott Dunn, who was able to safely evacuate his home in Mariatta, Georgia.

Duncan the Dog wasn’t so lucky.

According to CBS, Duncan slipped out of his collar and rushed back into the house. Dunn tried to follow to save his dog but the fire was too hot.

Dunn said:

“[Neighbours] told me not to, and I said I had to get Duncan. When I got in the door, it was too hot and I couldn’t go in. I tried to go in, but I couldn’t.”

After the fire was put out, firefighters retrieved the remains of Duncan the Dog. The Daily Mail reports that the three-and-a-half year-old dog was buried in Dunn’s backyard.

A distraught Dunn said:

“You wouldn’t recognise him, but I still leaned down, gave him a hug and gave him a kiss, and four or five of the fire department guys started crying, but I wasn’t going to let my boy go out like that. That’s my boy.”

Here’s a video about Duncan the Dog.

Why do you think Duncan returned to the house?

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42 Responses to “Duncan the Dog Dies After Saving Owner From Fire [Video]”

  1. Holly M. Scott

    Poor Baby, bless his soul. Dogs are loyal and loving to the end.
    My prayers are with you, Scott.

  2. Rhonda Moser

    My prayers and thoughts are with him. I know the pain of losing a great dog and I just wish I could give him a hug. God please give Duncan a giant biscuit, a shady tree to lie under, lots of cool water and peace until his daddy gets there to join him.. Amen

  3. Patsy Chandler

    OMG. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you can get your life back together. Duncan will be blessed in doggie heaven, I just know it. He is a true hero. As I am at work, crying for your dog, I will say my prayers tonight for you.

  4. Sandy McRae Arnold

    This just proves, yet again, how loving and loyal dogs really are! RIP Duncan.

  5. Kerby Norris

    I think he went back in because he thought there might be someone else left in there :(

  6. Melanye Narcarti

    My heart breaks for you Scott and your beloved Duncan. I hope you can find peace in your heart soon! Rest in Peace Duncan. You ARE a Hero!

  7. Kristy Neubert

    God gave you Duncun for that reason he was your angel they are our protectors and that day he was no longer your compainon but your lifeline. He has a place in Heaven now and will greet you one day.

  8. Dayna Poche

    Don't worry Scott, Duncan is waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge. Much Love.

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

    Author unknown…

  9. Jan Ament

    My thoughts and prayers are with him. I have a Boxer who looks just like Duncan…bless his soul. RIP Duncan

  10. Sandra Orebaugh Campbell-Tim Campbell

    This just breaks my heart. When I read and watched the video I just cried. I wish I could take his pain away. Duncan is watching down on you. You will see him again.

  11. Angela Stewart Hibbard

    I am sorry for the loss of Duncan, what a wonderful firend he was. I consider my dogs my best friends and my kids. It is so hard to lose a pet, he saved your life that was the ultimate act of love. Prayers for you!

  12. Cynthia Lopez

    Thought and prayers with him as well. It is very sad to lose a loving friend specially if he died saving the one he loves. God bless Duncan.

  13. Heather Lewis Swinson

    oh my, this is so sad. I'm sorry scott, for your loss. RIP Duncan, you're a good boy!

  14. Tim Russ

    I've had my Cocker Spaniel for 11yrs and I'm sitting here bawling my eyes out crying, & praying I never have to go through this type of loss, the way you had to Scott. Your friendship between your dog Duncan was special, and watching the video of you, was just heartbreaking. Scott, just know Duncan was doing what any loving & loyal family member or friend would do for each other. Boxers are a loving & loyal breed, and Duncan proved that all the way to the end. Scott, our thoughts and prayers will be with you and Duncan…

  15. Rebeka Attaway Moore

    praying for you to have peace and healing over the loss of your beloved Duncan, taking my dogs for a longer walk in memory of your boy.

  16. Bonnie Cornett Kloet

    My thoughts and prayers are with scott and his family I would be lost if anything would happen to my dog and cat they are your family not just a pet god bless duncan.

  17. Jessica Griffith

    Well this is the saddest story ever! I wonder why he ran back… the fact he died on his owners bed is heart breaking. He couldn't find his way out and he went to where he was most secure. My heart goes out to Scott and I'm sorry for what he went through…

  18. Heather Easter Jones

    omg I am crying like a baby. What a great pet this dog was. My prayers go out Duncan and Scott. I don't know what I would do if my dog passed. This is a hard story to hear but it just shows the world that dogs are really man's best friend!

  19. Susie Carter

    Duncan the Dog, you are my hero! When you get to Heaven, please look up my boxers, Ginger and Hi-Sox! They were my best friends in the whole wide world and will show you around. Have fun and I know you will be waiting for your friend. No greater love than that of one's own life sacrificed for another. Good dog!

  20. Cathy Rice

    My prayers are with you. I'm so sorry for your loss. Please keep the knowledge in your heart how much your Duncan loved you. Take care Scott, surely the Lord has a special place in heaven for Duncan, and he will be there waiting for the time you can be together again. Blessings to you both.

  21. Rhonda Monnig

    Rhonda F Monnig God Bless Duncan. I'm so sorry for your loss I know who it fills to loss a friend I lossed 5 best friends I call them my babys. I have 2 now. They are my babys I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.They are Faimly.

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