Dog breaks out of kennel to comfort two crying puppies

Dog breaks out of kennel to comfort two crying puppies

Dogs might not always be great problem-solvers, but there's no doubt that they're one of the most emotionally intelligent animals on the planet. Indeed, since time immemorial, humans have bred canines to be the perfect companions: to be empathetic, nurturing creatures who can comfort us in our darkest moments, and care for their families.

Indeed, the pack instinct that makes us love dogs so much is so strong, that it can provoke them into acts of heroism that would be impressive even for a human. Just think of all the times that housepets have protected their vulnerable owners from harm without a second thought.

If you want proof of just how caring and compassionate dogs can be, then just check out the video below:

This heroic dog wasted no time in comforting those who needed him:

This adorable footage has ended up going viral on social media this week, as it shows a dog breaking out of its kennel to help comfort two crying puppies who it heard were in distress, The Epoch Times reports.

The video in question comes from Barkers Pet Motel kennel near the town of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada - a place where animals can be looked after while their owners are away. The "motel" had just started to care for a pair of foster puppies from the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society named Kari and Hannah.

The two girls were whining because they missed their mother dog. In the middle of the night Maggie, an adult female dog who was also staying at the Pet Motel, snuck out of her own kennel and wandered over to care for the distraught pups.

Staff working at the Kennel let Maggie into the enclosure and posted a picture of the momma dog sleeping next to the little ones. They captioned the post: "We see a lot of adorable things here at Barkers but this story takes the cake ... Last night the mama dog (Maggie) must have heard the babies crying and let herself out of her kennel to lay next to their room ❤️ We put them together for a while and all 3 of them were so happy!!! [sic]"

I guess it goes to show that the maternal instinct really is all-powerful ... even when it comes to dogs!