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Earlier this year, a massive flood devastated an area of Eastern Russia almost as large as Texas and California combined. An act of loyalty at The Andreev family home in the Amur region spurred rescue efforts and united the citizens to remain hopeful in the time of crisis.

According to The Siberian Times, the Andreev’s dog, Druzhok (meaning ‘Little Friend’) escaped with the Andreevs when the village of Vladimirovka was flooded suddenly. The family had to seek shelter where Druzhok was not permitted, and so they sadly had to leave him outside with their truck at a neighbors house that was not yet flooded.

They checked on him each day, but, “On the third day, we came in the morning but Druzhok was not there. We rushed to look for him, then took a boat and sailed to our flooded house. We heard him barking there. Then we saw some rescuers sailing toward us. ‘Is it your dog?’ they asked. ‘He won’t  allow us into the house and refuses to let us take him to safety’. Elena said the four-year-old dog had swum back at night, perhaps thinking his family – the couple lives with their son, daughter, and granddaughter – had returned and needed guarding.”

After the stress of this ordeal, the couple was able to move to an area that they could bring Druzhok as well, see the touching story below!

Druzhok guards the door of the Andreev’s home

Loyal Dog Risks Drowning to Guard His Family's Flooded Home (PHOTOS)

He sees the family approaching…

Loyal Dog Risks Drowning to Guard His Family's Flooded Home (PHOTOS)

…and swims over to them!

Loyal Dog Risks Drowning to Guard His Family's Flooded Home (PHOTOS)

Druzhok is safely inside the rescue boat.

Loyal Dog Risks Drowning to Guard His Family's Flooded Home (PHOTOS)

Finally, safe and sound on dry land! One happy dog!

Loyal Dog Risks Drowning to Guard His Family's Flooded Home (PHOTOS)

All Images Credit: The Siberian Times

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8 comments on “Loyal Dog Risks Drowning to Guard His Family’s Flooded Home (PHOTOS)”

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Giselle Mehta
3 Years Ago

touching!


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Giselle Mehta
3 Years Ago

touching!


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Tida Brown
3 Years Ago

<3


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Caprice Insco
3 Years Ago

except...the dog (who they unfortunately let run) probably split since they abandoned him outside in an unfamiliar place and got lost so went to where he knew to go and sat there lost and alone until they went to get him ~


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Donna Aylesworth Furano
3 Years Ago

great story....this is one reason why shelters should allow pets.


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Eileen Cain
3 Years Ago

Dogs really are amazing! <3


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Julie Horvath Richards
3 Years Ago

Amazing! Animals are a wonder and the best friends


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Shawn Elliott
3 Years Ago

What a great story!


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