Dog Patiently Waited At Burned Down Home For Family To Return

December 10, 2018

When Andrea Gaylord returned to her home in Paradise, California, she was surprised and overjoyed to see her beloved dog, Madison, survived the fire and was waiting patiently for her to return.

dog waits patiently for family during camp fire
Madison / K9 Paw Print Rescue

Gaylord was not able to get to her home when the Camp Fire began to spread on Nov. 8, meaning Madison was left behind.

All she could do was pray for Madison's safety.

Gaylord was able to connect with animal rescue volunteer Shayla Sullivan, who checked on the property and continued to leave food and water for the dog.


A month later when authorities lifted the evacuation order, Gaylord returned to the property — which had been decimated by the fire — but her prayers were answered.

Madison was there, waiting patiently for her where her family's home used to stand.

"Imagine the loyalty of hanging in in the worst of circumstances and being here waiting. I was so emotional," Gaylord told WKYC.

Watch the video below.

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