A giant Rottweiler called Bear has become a real life hero after he saved a fellow dog believed to have been down a well for days.
Tiny pug Olive had been missing for ten days after being scared by fireworks.
She was completely spooked by the large bangs and ran off from her 16-year-old owner Saffron Mackeson while out on a walk on November 4.
110Ib Rottweiler Bear would not budge from the spot she found missing Olive the Pug who was down a well in Wick, near Bristol
Fears for the pint-sized pooch continued to grow as more than a week passed without a sighting following her disappearance in Wick, a village in a village in South Gloucestershire, near Bristol.
But Bear the two-year-old Rottweiler came to her rescue when he was being walked by owner Nicola Jones.
The 110lb gentle giant refused to budge after sensing something behind a hedge, frantically sniffing the air.
Olive had been missing for over a week after being spooked by fireworks and Bear smelt her before she was found behind bushes down a well
Bear’s owner Nicola Jones said he was frantically sniffing the air and she climbed down the five-feet deep well and pulled Olive out
Bear has been dubbed a real life hero who deserves a medal after his amazing act
Ms Jones climbed through the hedge where she found an open well, around half-a-mile from where Olive ran off.
When she looked down she saw a “petrified” animal looking up.
The Southmead Hospital employee climbed into the five-feet deep well and pulled the pug out – turning Bear the Rottweiler into an animal hero.
Thanfully Olive didn’t seem to have any serious injuries and soon started wagging her tale when Ms Jones held her. Pictured Michelle Parker, Nicola Jones (owner of Bear), Saffron Mackeson, 16 (owner of Olive) and Zed Hale, Saffron’s mother
Ms Jones, 48, from Warmley, said: ‘I have been following the story and we have been walking around the area trying to find Olive.
‘I was just walking past a hedgerow and Bear stopped. He wouldn’t move. So I went through the hedge and I found a well and looked down and there was this black pug.
Olive’s family say Bear is amazing and saved their beloved pet’s life
‘It was Olive, just looking up. I couldn’t believe it. I climbed in and pulled her out.
‘I was worried she might have hurt herself, she was petrified, but then her tail wagged. She was fine.
‘I took her home and she calmed down and jumped on the sofa and went to sleep.’
Ms Jones then posted on the Lost and Found pets Bristol page on Facebook to say she had found Olive and urged her owner to come forward.
While missing for ten days, the terrified animal had to endure cold and wet weather as well as days of fireworks being set off.
She has now been reunited with her delighted owner, Saffron Mackeson, 16.
Miss Mackeson, a student, said: ‘I’m so relieved. She’s lost a lot of weight but other than that she’s fine. We were so happy when we got the call.