03/23/2012 02:44 pm ET

National Puppy Day: Celebrate With These 10 Brave And Heroic Puppies

March 23 is National Puppy Day and to celebrate "the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring into our lives," we've created a slideshow of the bravest and most heroic puppies we've seen recently.

From Will, the Australian puppy who survived being thrown out of a first-floor window and managed to keep his sunny and happy disposition intact, to Bear, the giant puppy who saved his owner during the Oklahoma tornado, these pooches are nothing short of incredible. If you enjoy this slideshow, consider going to your local shelter to adopt an abandoned puppy. Dog-owners have been proven to have lower risk of cardiovascular disease, better emotional health and immune function.

10 Brave Puppies