Hero Dog Dials 911 and Saves Owner’s Life

"Major” the dog is a major hero to Marine Veteran, Terry Mcglade.

McGlade, a United States Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan says his Labrador-Pit Bull mix, Major, saved his life. The dog dialed 911 after McGlade suffered from a seizure.

“He was actually able to get my phone out of my pocket. I don’t have the phone anymore because there are teeth marks on the phone,” McGlade tells ABC.

The Marine says his iPhone was set up for a quick dial of 911 and Major stepped on the screen for several seconds to connect the call. Even more amazing, Major called 911 multiple times, before going to the front of the house to wait for the medics.

Terry and Major 

Photo shared by Debbie McGlade on Facebook.

Dispatchers reportedly didn’t hear Major bark, but heard a man in the background who sounded confused and after the several phone calls, sent help.

Before you start wondering if your own dog would call 911 for you, I should probably mention that Major is a trained service dog. Not to take anything away from Major’s heroic endeavors, but just goes to show what dog’s are capable of when given training and a job to do.

Major is trained help McGlade with anxiety and PTSD and is also able to sense when McGlade is going to have a seizure. McGlade got paired with Major two years ago, after he was injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

“I probably would have been in severe trouble if he wouldn’t have called,” says McGlade.


Major relaxes after a heroic day in a photo shared by Debbie McGlade on Facebook.

“My hero! Major called 911 when Terrance Mcglade had a seizure last night! I was told he got to ride in the ambulance with Terrance,” states a Facebook post from Debbie McGlade.

McGlade spent the night in the hospital, but is on the road to recovery thanks to his four-legged friend.  

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