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Heroic dog named to animal hall of fame
Tucker with the family a few days after the fire. (Richard Harley/Niagara Now)

A heroic Niagara-on-the-Lake dog has made it to the Purina’s Animal Hall of Fame.

Tucker, a six-year-old shepherd and rottweiler mix, saved his owners’ lives in September 2018 when a fire broke out in their house.

Thanks to Tucker, who woke the owners up by barking and pawing at their bed, Rachel Spiewak, her boyfriend Jason and their two sons were able to leave the house unhurt.

Along with Tucker, two other dogs – Shelby from Sault Ste. Marie and Rosco from Calgary – were also honoured at an awards ceremony in Toronto on June 11.

Each inductee received a medal of honour and one-year supply of Purina dog food, according to the program’s website.

The Purina Animal Hall of Fame is an award program recognizing heroic pets that have helped save a human life.