“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.” – Roger A. Caras

A soldier, a doctor, a firefighter, a construction worker, a nurse, a police officer — every man or woman who is in these professions are putting their lives at risk every day to keep everyone safe.

Working alongside these heroic people, you’ll often find four-legged heroes. This includes therapy dogs who help comfort patients, K9s who assist police officers, and military dogs who help sniff out bombs. Plus, there are also many stories of heroic pups saving their owners from life-threatening situations.

These unsung heroes do an amazing job at keeping people safe and happy. Here are 35 paw-some heroes that deserve celebrating.