Senior pit bull hailed as hero after saving her family from a gas leak

PHOTO: Sadie, a pit bull, is being hailed a hero after notifying police about a gas leak at her owners home.PlayWABC
WATCH Senior pit bull hailed a hero after saving family

We all call our pups "the best dog in the whole world," but Sadie, a senior pit bull from Westchester County, New York, is going to give your doggo a run for their money.

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Sadie is being hailed a hero after smelling a gas leak in her house, leading to the police being alerted to address the threat early.

PHOTO: Sadie, a pit bull, is being hailed a hero after notifying police about a gas leak at her owners home. WABC
Sadie, a pit bull, is being hailed a hero after notifying police about a gas leak at her owner's home.

On Feb. 6, when her "mom" was at work, Sadie apparently smelled the leak and knew something was wrong.

She desperately tried to escape, leaving bite marks by windows, along the trim of the front door and near the back door.

PHOTO: Sadie, a pit bull, is being hailed a hero after notifying police about a gas leak at her owners home. WABC
Sadie, a pit bull, is being hailed a hero after notifying police about a gas leak at her owner's home.

From the looks of it, Sadie was able to chew down and remove the wooden stopper from the sliding doors in the rear of the house and escaped into the backyard. From there, she hopped the fence and started roaming the neighborhood.

Police were called about a pit bull on the loose and Sadie led them on a chase that ended back at her house. The officers smelled the gas from the open slider door and were able to handle the situation before it got more dire.

"The dog saved the house from a potential gas explosion," Lieutenant Lawrence Rotta said.

"She saved our lives," owner Serena Costello said.