VIDEO: Dog Rescues Smaller Dog From Owner's Backyard Pool

  • This story is the sweetest, a story of not giving up and helping one another.
  • A South African couple's home security camera captured the moment one of their dogs rescued their smaller dog from drowning in the backyard pool.
  • Byron and Melissa Thanarayen said they returned to their home in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, to find Chucky, their toy pomeranian, was mysteriously wet.
  • They checked their security camera footage for clues and discovered 13-year-old Chucky had fallen into their backyard pool while walking next to it. 
  • The video shows Jessie, the couple's 7-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, circle the pool, watching Chucky struggle in the water. 
  • Jessie was eventually able to lift Chucky out of the water with her mouth. The whole rescue took about 40 minutes.
  • The couple said they will be installing a cover for the pool to keep the dogs safe while they are not home.