Dog Leads Owner to Safety After Sniffing Gas Leak

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

An alert guide dog may have saved her owner's life after sniffing out a gas leak.

The Daily Home reports Nancy Jones says she was folding clothes when Pooh brought her leash to her owner. After the poodle's leash was on, Pooh aggressively pulled Jones out the front door.

As she was being led out, she noticed the smell of natural gas.

Jones, who is almost blind, got the service dog from the Pilot Dog Program based out of Columbus, Ohio. Jones says when she smelled the gas, she thought to turn it off, but didn't know where to find the knob because of her visual impairment.

Jones says she plans to reward her brave canine with extra treats, new bows for her ears and "a lot of love."

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 26, 2012 at 08:13 AM
    Right, the dog probably had a splitting head ache and wanted to get out to get a breath. Strange the woman couldn't smell the gas till the dog wanted to get out.
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