Dog Stranded By California Wildfire Waits For Her Family By Burned Out Home

Dog lost in California wildfires was waiting for family at burned out home.


Just save my dog.

I can only imagine the heartache of one California family as they had to flee for their lives during the wildfires that have engulfed the wine country.

ABC News reports the Weaver family of Santa Rosa faced broken hearts as they had moments to evacuate last week.

They grabbed their beloved Bernese Mountain dog, Izzy, but in the chaos and confusion, the 9-year-old dog bolted.

With flames licking their house, the Weavers had no choice but to flee.

Fast forward to Saturday when the Weaver’s son and son-in-law hiked three miles to check on the house.

The house is a total loss, but much to their grateful hearts, there was Izzy!

A local vet checked Izzy out and miraculously the dog is totally fine. The vet suspects the Izzy’s extra heavy fur coat protected her.

Jack Weaver told ABC News, “She was very happy to see us,” Weaver said of Izzy, a 9-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog. “She’s such a brave dog. She was panting a lot and clearly stressed. But she was not frantic or anything.”

Just in case you want to watch the entire hike up the hill and the reunion, here you go:

Jack Weaver says he would’ve rolled longer on the video, but he was so excited to see Izzy, he dropped his phone.

And that moment that Jack Weaver was able to reach his mom with the news?

“She just lost it,” Weaver said. “She went from being devastated about losing her home to the being the happiest person I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t get home fast enough. She was really, really happy … She’s still shaken up by the whole thing, but she’s in much better spirits now that Izzy is at our house.”

That’s a moment every pup lover can understand.

What a welcome home, even when there is no actual house right now to return to.

Everyone that matters is fine.

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Dog Stranded By California Wildfire Waits For Her Family By Burned Out Home

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