Please give her a treat.

Another day, another hero dog. This mama saved her litter of puppies from a huge forest fire that broke out near the Chilean city of Valparaíso.

Chile is hot. (screengrab via Telemundo 47)

She's not the first dog that's been documented saving their babies from danger, but her ingenuity is pretty impressive. She dug a hole under a metal shipping container, shoved them in it, then went to seek cover herself. Does this mean dogs understand science?!

Blacky, certified dog genius. (screengrab via Telemundo 47)

Dogs are pretty smart, but it seems unlikely that Blacky was trained in fire safety, unless she's been hanging with Smokey the Bear. Smokey doesn't live in Chile, so I guess Blacky is just a self-taught fire warden.

Good girl. (via Telemundo 47)


Happily, since their brush with death, offers have been pouring in to adopt the whole brood. Hopefully this is the most exciting thing to ever happen to this dog family, unless it's a human accidentally dropping a steak on the floor.

Sources: Telemundo 47 | h/t The Daily Mail