There is a program that pairs abused, neglected or abandoned dogs with prison inmates for the rehabilitation of the dogs and the inmates.
Stray dogs in Moscow have mastered the Metro system in search of food, without paying any fares.
Russia’s Vladimir Putin brought a large dog with him to a round of negotiations with Germany’s Angela Merkel (knowing that she had a pathological fear of dogs,in order to gain a psychological edge).
A Labrador Retriever service dog pulled his disabled owner into the recovery position after he was struck unconscious, then covered him with a blanket. Retrieved his mobile phone and pushed it against his face, and only left his owner to fetch help once he had regained consciousness.
A dog named Gabi fought a jaguar, preventing the big cat’s escape from the Belgrade Zoo onto the streets of Belgrade.
There is a blind dog that has its own seeing-eye dog.
Baboons will sometimes ‘kidnap’ feral dog pups to raise as pets and keep for protection, eventually forming a symbiotic relationship.
There was a dog who obtained over one million delta airline miles in his life and had his own frequent flier card.
Using a basic food-reward system, normal household dogs were trained to detect both lung and breast cancer with 90-100% success rate when checked by biopsy-confirmation, only by smelling patients breath. This also after only a few weeks of training.