Dogs aren’t just man’s best friend – they’re friends with deer, too.

A dog in Long Island, New York jumped into the Long Island Sound, the body of water between Connecticut and Long Island, to rescue a young deer stuck in the water.

“Storm just plunged into the water and started swimming out to the fawn, grabbed it by the neck, and started swimming to shore,” the dog’s owner, Mark Freeley, told CBS New York.

Once the dog swam back to shore, he put the deer on the ground, laid next to it and started to nudge it.

The fawn did wake up and startled by the dogs ran back into the water, but was pulled out this time by humans who took it to STRONG ISLAND RESCUE – where the baby is recovering