— "If Charlie had not taken the bullet, it would have hit one of my children," a family member says.
— We don't know how, but this little gal survived getting smacked by hitching a ride in the bumper.
— Cecil Williams also gets to keep his retiring guide dog, thanks to support from Internet donors.
— He went 10 rounds in subzero woods and then got knocked flat by a car, but this fighter survived.
— Nobody knows what Baby went through, but she's back on land -- and into a new forever home.
— He spent a frigid night guarding his friend, as traffic poured around them.
— Baby Girl toughed it out on the streets for three years, but this determined pup got the greatest gift of all for Christmas: a home.
— Tula the Shih Tzu is home for the holidays, even if she's a little late.
— After chasing a seal, Mike Jenner's dog vanished in the waves, but that's not the end of the story.
— Each day we recap the awesome dogs of 2013. Today we pick our most memorable pup.
— Mike Petrosino is dying of cancer, but he was able to smile when his old pal Rusty the dog visited him in the hospital.
— Workers dubbed her Gem, because "she's like a diamond in the rough."
— Each day we recap the awesome dogs of 2013. Today we profile a lone litter survivor.
— It's a long journey from death row to a New Year's parade, but we're glad Daniel is here to see it.
— Each day we recap the awesome dogs of 2013. Today we hark back to a May litter.
— We recap the most awesome dogs of 2013. Today we focus on a small pup with a massive Instagram following.
— And now, thanks to the Internet, the man will be able to keep his dog after he retires.
— In 2013, we started our weekly Monday Miracle column on Dogster. Let's take a look at five of the best miracles from this year.
— Each day we recap the awesome dogs of 2013. Today we spotlight a mayoral rescue mission.
— Rosco the Boxer found a new home after the storm, but he's going home to his family for Christmas. Hooray!
— We recap the most awesome dogs of 2013. Today we salute some peace-keeping working dogs.
— Rescue group Mr. Bones and Co. has put massive effort into getting this loving dog a new family.
— Each day we recap the awesome dogs of 2013. Today it's the turn of a lovable little senior.
— After photos of the remarkable rescue were posted to Facebook, the boy gets widespread praise.
— In this recap of 2013's most awesome dogs, we check in with Oakley, who overcame unimaginable hardship.
— Lumpy the Bulldog overcame odds so great that Scruffy's mom wanted him to be recognized.
— Molly the Lab disappeared in 2007; she's reaching the end of her days, but she'll be loved.
— Reggie the Retriever ate his eighth-grade owner's science project, a candy volcano.
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— We interview retired professor John Pilley and his bright dog, Chaser, who can understand language.
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