Two dogs whine and bark for help, stuck on a canoe in the middle of a river. When the canoe had been blown away from the gravel bar by a gust of wind, the two dogs had run and jumped inside it. Now regretting that decision, they try to get the attention of anyone who can help them.
Amazingly, a Labrador retriever jumps into the water, swimming out to retrieve them! Swimming against the current, Robbie gets close to the canoe. Finally it gets near enough, and one of the dogs inside nudges the rope over the edge for Robbie to grab. The Labrador pulls the canoe to the shore with the encouragement of the waiting humans edging him on. All three dogs make it onto the beach, and even the canoe is saved! This heroic Labrador certainly earned his name of retriever. He is sure to get a lot of praise from his humans and thanks from his fellow dogs!