Meet Tillie: The Ultimate Best Friend
Each year, Milk-Bone® conducts a nationwide search for amazing canines that have made an extraordinary impact on the lives of individuals they love and the communities that need them. These 10 super pups are leading the pack in making a powerful difference in the world -- and proving that heroes come in all breeds and sizes. Meet one of them below.
Team: Hero Dogs
Town: Vashon Island, WA
Nickname: The Rescuer
Breed: Irish Setter/Spaniel
Pet Parent: B.J. Duft
- Retrieving tennis balls
- Being a pillow for the family cat
- Best friend to Phoebe, the basset hound
For a week, Tillie stood guard by her best friend Phoebe, who was stuck in a cistern down a ravine. The only time Tillie left her side was to periodically go search for help. Eventually, Tillie was able to lead rescuers to Phoebe. Both pups were then safely returned to their pet parent, B.J.
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