Four-year-old Great Dane “Ralph” alerted his family to a house fire just in time to get all of them safely from their home early Tuesday morning.
“He was in his kennel inside the house and we heard him barking,” husband and father of two, Derek Walker remembered. “He usually doesn’t make a sound at night. And it was a different kind of bark.”
“I just started screaming ‘fire’ to get everybody up,” Walker continued. “My wife got up and she got our daughter and got her out.” But the couple’s son was still fast asleep, separated from the family because his bedroom was on the lower floor of their split level home. . .
The family also highlighted their gratitude for their faithful furry companion, who beat their smoke alarms — and likely saved lives in the process. By the time their smoke alarms started sounding, the house was already filled. “There was so much smoke I don’t know if we would have made it out,” Walker said. “Without Ralph, I don’t think we would have made it,” he said. “I don’t think my son would have made it.” (Read more from “Dog Saves Family of Four from House Fire” HERE)