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Dogs are apparently in a rescuing mood this month.

With the Internet still buzzing over the pitbull that lost its leg while saving its owner from a home intruder, Vancouver resident Joe Markovitch has his own amazing story to tell:

Last Thursday, he took his 12-year-old Border Collie, Bagels, to the beach when the animal picked up a large stick and swam out to sea.

But the current wouldn’t allow Bagles to turn around, pulling his farther and farther away. As Markovitch jumped in to save his pet, he was beaten to the important mission by another canine.

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Explained Markovitch on Facebook:


“I feel a bump to my shoulder as a large black lab passes me, on his way to Bagels where then he grabs the other end of the stick, still in Bagels’ mouth and swims with stick and my dog in tow all the way back to shore (sic).”

As you can see in the photo above, bot dogs are now safe and both owners now have an incredible tale to tell.

“I haven’t seen anything like it before,” Markovitch told Global News.

This is one of the cutest stories we’ve heard in awhile. Not as cute as a baby panda sucking its thumb… but still.