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Pet owner returns home from Camp Fire evacuation, finds dog waiting for her

Posted at 3:53 PM, Dec 08, 2018

It has been more than two weeks since the Camp Fire devastated parts of California, especially the community of Paradise, but for one pet owner, not all was lost. 

Andrea Gaylord had to go several weeks not being allowed to return home due to the fire, which was the deadliest in California history. When Gaylord returned home on Wednesday, her dog was there waiting for her. 

According to KXTV, lost her home in the Camp Fire. But she considers herself fortunate. 

"You could never ask for a better animal," Gaylord told KXTV. "You really couldn't."

Gaylord had some assistance from an animal rescue volunteer who was allowed inside of the evacuation zone. Shayla Sullivan took care of Gaylord's other dog Miguel, which is also Madison's brother. 

Sullivan would leave food and water at what was left of Gaylord's home in hopes that Madison would come around. 

Gaylord said when she pulled up to her home in Paradise, Madison was there waiting for her. 

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