Portland, CT (WFSB/CNN) - A Connecticut family says they've always loved their dog, but that adoration has reached a whole new level, after the pup helped save the life of their infant daughter.
Jenna Brousseau says "Duke" jumped up on her bed Sunday night, and woke up her and her husband with his shaking.
She says that's completely out of character for the mixed-breed dog, who the couple adopted six years ago, so they knew something was wrong right away.
They went into the nursery to check on their nine-week-old daughter, Harper, and found her not breathing.
Her husband called 911. Paramedics were able to revive the baby, and she's doing fine.
Now, Jenna has nothing but praise for Duke.
"He's the perfect dog. He was meant to be ours, and meant to be hers. I tell him all the time you were born in mommy's heart, just because he was so meant to be ours. He's heaven. He's a good boy," she said.
The family says they wanted to share their story because they are hoping to inspire others to adopt dogs in need like they did.