Harley is a canine hero.

The 6-year-old Goldendoodle dove into Lake Pelham outside his home in Culpeper, Virginia to save a baby deer from drowning.

“Not sure how the fawn got out there but Harley obviously didn’t ask why, he just jumped into action,” said Harley’s owner, Ralph Dorn, 62, of Culpeper, Virginia.

Dorn, a retired Marine Corps pilot was so proud of his boy that he posted the rescue on his Facebook that has since gone viral and has been shared more than 250,000 times.

Dorn said the event took place on June 2nd, 2021 while he was looking for his dog.

He said that when he looked out onto the lake he saw Harley about 200 feet from shore herding a little fawn back to the shoreline. He watched as Harley paddled side-by-side with the fawn beside him as they slowly made their way to land.

Goldendoodle saves baby fawn from drowning in Lake Pelham (Culpeper, VA)
Goldendoodle saves baby fawn from drowning in Lake Pelham (Culpeper, VA)
Goldendoodle saves baby fawn from drowning in Lake Pelham (Culpeper, VA)
Goldendoodle saves baby fawn from drowning in Lake Pelham (Culpeper, VA)

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