Well, here’s something that might just make you weep. A most loyal doggo has been reunited with his owner at their burned down home, just shy of a month after it fell to the devastating Californian wildfires.
The dog, an Anatolian shepherd named Madison, apparently spent the month on the property in Paradise, guarding it and waiting for his parents to come home.
Per The Washington Post, Andrea Gaylord could not make it back to her property when the fire first began to spread. As a result, she became separated from her two dogs.
Desperate to find them, Gaylord contacted K9 Paw Print Rescue and was put in touch with Shayla Sullivan who was more than determined to find the doggos.
Madison’s brother Miguel was soon found at a shelter 135 kilometres away but Madison was nowhere to be seen.
In the days following, Sullivan would spot Madison in the area however he kept his distance from her. Sullivan would often return to leave food and water for him. She even brought a piece of clothing from Gaylord “to keep Madison’s hope alive until his people could return,” she shared on Facebook.
And then, the reunion happened. Once the evacuation order was lifted, Gaylord returned to her property to find Madison waiting for her.
“WELL, I’m so HAPPY to report that Andrea was allowed to return to her property today and THERE MADISON WAS!!!! He had stayed to protect what was left of his home, and NEVER gave up on his people!” Sullivan wrote.
“I’m so happy I’m crying as I write this! He didn’t give up through the storms or the fire! A LOOOOONG month it must have been for him!”
On Facebook, K9 Paw Print shared more photos of the reunion and gave a special thanks to Sullivan for her “dedication to the Camp Fire pets.”
Madison’s parents were unable to get home to him when the Camp Fire spread. They hoped and prayed he would be OK. When…
“You are the best dog,” Gaylord said in an emotional interview with ABC10. “The best.”
“Imagine the loyalty of hanging in through the worst circumstances and being here waiting, it was so emotional,” she continued.Source: The Washington Post
Image: Shayla Sullivan via AP