Hero is a homeless dog living in a foster home that has proven to live up to his name by leading his foster owners to a homeless mother dog and her 10 sick puppies. While they were out one evening, Hero began barking to get the attention of his people and by his tone and persistence they knew something was wrong. As they followed him, Hero came to a small creek where the family was hiding. Mona, the mother, was lying with her newborn puppies after being abandoned and her babies were not in good shape. In fact, only nine were with her as the 10th was frozen outside the creek. Fortunately, the rescuers brought Mona and all 10 puppies in and everyone, including the frozen puppy, are on the road to perfect health and recovery.