There's a reason dogs are called man's best friend.

A pooch in Thailand saved the life of a newborn baby after finding the infant in a bag that had been tossed into a garbage dump.

The dog, named Pui, took the bag home to one of its owners, whose niece heard Pui barking. The niece raced to the patio and spotted the bag, with a newborn baby girl inside of it. The owner took the girl to the hospital.

Doctors say the baby was born about two months early and weighed under five pounds. Her condition is unclear.

For his efforts, Pui was recognized by the Red Cross and his owner got a $300 reward. (Hopefully he also got a nice wishbone.)

Authorities are now looking for the girl's mother. The dog's owner, meanwhile, says she'd like to adopt the baby.