The Biewer Yorkshire terrier was just 4 months old when he saved his new owner (she had only adopted him 10 days prior and moved him to Vancouver!) by waking her up with his bark. When Brittany Cosgrove did awaken, she discovered a fire in her bathroom.
Because of Cosgrove and Leo, 30 residents were able to escape the Vancouver fire.
Leo is being rewarded for his life-saving bark by Purina – being inducted into the Purina Hall of Fame. 10 month old Leo received a medal of honour, $5,000 and a year’s supply of dog food.
(The two have since moved back to Ottawa.)