Dogs always bring us unconditional love and happiness, making our life a little better with their loyalty and playfulness. That’s why we felt inspired to spotlight some of the most heroic and remarkable dogs of the past decade.
Our first political pioneer was known as Duke the Dog Mayor, elected mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota in 2014. This furry political figure was re-elected three times before passing away in 2019.
Speaking of political figures, these two presidential dogs, Sunny and Bo Obama, belonged to Barack Obama during his time in the White House.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes! Including the smart and hardworking dog Frida, who has been known to be a rescue dog for nearly 10 years. One of his most significant accomplishments has been locating survivors and victims after disasters, including the 2017 earthquake in central Mexico.
The dogs are incredibly loyal, but Pero the sheepdog takes first place for that, after being sold to a farmer in England, Pero traveled over 200 miles to his home in Wales, making his former owners happy to be reunited with him.
Our next standout dog is Gracie, who worked at Glacier National Park and was named the first-ever Bark Ranger in 2016. There’s also room for artistic dogs, like Riley the museum dog, who works hard to detecting art-destroying insects at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts since 2017.
And if you’re wondering about science dogs, that spot is reserved for Cullen and Romulus, being the first two dogs discovered to be genetically identical twin dogs in 2016.