PETA honors Elgin dog that helped save family from burning home

Bastrop County
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An adopted dog who helped save his family from a burning home is being honored with a Heroic Dog Award from PETA. 

KXAN shared Chrome’s story on National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day on April 30. The Smith family welcomed Chrome into their Elgin home in November.

Chrome had a tough time getting adopted from the Bastrop County Animal Shelter because many people thought he was too high energy.

As soon as she saw Chrome, Laura Smith knew she needed to take him home. And on March 4, Smith was glad Chrome was in their life. 

Smith was sleeping with her two young sons that night and thought Chrome woke her up at around 1 a.m. because he needed to go to the bathroom. 

“He stayed with me until I realized the house was on fire and then took off down our hallway to get the boys and helped the boys out and to safety,” Smith explained. “Without Chrome, I think there would be no us today.”

Along with the title, Chrome will get a framed certificate and a special gift basket full of treats and toys. PETA also made a donation to the family’s GoFundMe page

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