Christy Smith is grateful today, for a dog she and her son named Tater Tot for saving her sons life, and getting him the medical attention he needed just in time.

Christy and her son are grateful for a second chance they gave an abandon pitbull who was in a Minneapolis shelter and was about to be euthanized. At first Christy was just going to Foster the dog until a family was found to adopt him, but after his help in alerting her to her sons condition he is now a permanent part of the family.

Many people have experienced these same types of situations with dogs who have had no training, and who alert the owner to something medically being amiss. Check out this amazing story in the video below.

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