Carl Spitz, a dog trainer in Hollywood, took in Terry, the dog who played Toto in "The Wizard of Oz." She was in 17 movies and lived to be 11 years old.
Rin Tin Tin was found in France during World War I. After he jumped 12 feet high at a dog show, he became a Hollywood star and was in 30 movies.
In the 1940s and 1950s, Lassie was a well-known movie star dog. He was a male Rough Collie named Pal.
After 9/11, more than 300 Search and Rescue dogs helped find people at Ground Zero. Trakr, a hero dog, was cloned in 2009
Mix of Scotch-Collie In the winter, Bobbie went 2,500 miles to find his owners. Got famous, was in a silent movie, and was buried at a pet cemetery.
During an outbreak of diphtheria in Nome, Alaska, in 1925, a group of dogs led by Balto raced across the state to get medicine to Nome
During the Vietnam War, Nemo was a guard dog. He took a bullet for his handler and saved his life. He got out of the military as a hero
Freud was so fond of Chow-Chow Jofi that he thought she could read people. She helped him learn about his patients and timed his sessions.
Lex, the trained dog who lived with Marine Dustin Lee in Iraq, lived through a deadly rocket attack. After Dustin died, Lex went back to living with his family.
During World War II, a sailor's puppy is given to a Coast Guard crew, which brings them closer together. Sinbad does his job for 11 years and becomes the Chief Dog and Cutterman.