Retired K9 shows everyone he’s still a hero saving lives of 2 toddlers in burning home

Training to become a K8 unit is a long and arduous process. The dogs chosen for such illustrious careers have to be dedicated and brave beyond measure. It would seem that some police K9s keep these qualities even into retirement.

K9 Maxx, formerly with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, is one such K9. He has proven himself a hero once again, helping to save a family from a burning home.

A great breed for K9 work

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German shepherds, such as Maxx, are some of the most sought-after dogs when it comes to K9 units. The breed is a natural when it comes to the work ethic needed to do the job of a K9 officer. They are also obedient and loyal, making them perfect for the role. Maxx is a perfect example of this.

Firefighters receive a call of a house fire

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It all started when the Seminole County Fire Department responded to a house fire. The fire department arrived at the scene after being called by the homeowner’s neighbor, Chip Dover. Dover had noticed that the fire had already overtaken the back patio area of the structure.

“The whole back of the house is engulfed,” Dover said in the 911 call.

A neighbor helped the wife escape.

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Dover helped to free one of the family members trapped in the burning structure by breaking out a window with a piece of patio furniture. Along with the help of his son, Dover was able to get the wife, Margo Feaser to come to the window.

Maxx to the rescue

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Margo told Dover that her husband and two children were still in the house. That was when Maxx, who belonged to Margo’s husband, sprang into action. As firefighters arrived on the scene, Maxx led them through the smoke-filled hallways of the home. He had soon led them to the location of the two children who were then taken to safety.

Maxx then led firefighters to Margo’s husband. He was also gotten to safety. While alive, the family had suffered injuries, some of them critical, and were transported to an area hospital.

Maxx was injured in the fire

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Maxx had also suffered from smoke inhalation and other injuries.

He was transported to a local animal clinic where he received treatment.

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A deputy with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Margo’s husband had adopted Maxx after he had retired from police duty. Sheriff Don Eslinger released a statement following the fire:

“We are grateful to the neighbors who jumped into action, and we especially thank the firefighters who selflessly entered the burning structure and risked their lives for the Feaser family.”

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Maxx did end up recovering fully from his injuries and was released to go home.

Even in retirement, Maxx is still a hero and serves as a perfect example of a loyal family pet.

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For more on Maxx and his heroics, watch the video below.

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