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It did not take "Clobber," a rescued greyhound, long to repay the favor to his new guardian in Shelbyville, Ind., reported Monday's Fox 59 News.

A mere two months ago, Erin Cramer adopted Clobber from the local chapter of the rescue agency, Greyhound Pets of America.

Cramer and her daughter told Fox 59 News that they knew right away that former racing dog was meant to be a part of their family.

Though Clobber was a newbie to the household, his intuition and keen senses proved critical in saving his house, and his new family, within weeks of his arrival.

Recently, Clobber managed to alert his guardian to the presence of a sinister danger which was quietly spreading inside of the home. The newly adopted dog was behaving on an "odd" manner - holding his nose against the wall and insisting on going inside when he was taken outdoors.

Cramer described some of the strange behavior which ultimately alerted her to the problem:

He pulled me back in the house, literally, and the minute I took the leash off he raced back up the stairs,”

A bit of investigating led Cramer to the laundry room, where she noted that a "wall of gas" hit her.

The gas powered water heater was leaking natural gas, and a plumber later discovered that the dysfunctional unit was sparking. Had Clobber not alerted his guardian to the gas, the entire house would have likely been blown away when the spark and gas connected.

Find the Indianapolis chapter of the rescue agency which brought Clobber and Cramer together, here.

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