Hero Dog! Small Chihuahua Saves Family From Fire

Super Dog!

A Chihuahua from Federals Way, Washington saved the lives of three people during a house fire last week. Little Chloe began barking frantically, waking up her owners in time for them to escape the burning home.

"My mom's little 5-lb Chihuahua started barking when she saw the smoke," Devon Whittlesey told ABC13. "Smoke was pouring into my room. I dropped down to my hands and knees and crawled to the floor."

Whittlesey and two other residents made it out because of Chloe's barking. The little dog, however, wasn't so lucky.

When part of the home collapsed in flames, the family thought their hero was gone forever. They were delighted to learn that an hour later, firefighters discovered the pooch alive in the rubble. 

Tracie Fox, Chloe's owner, knows she's one special dog. "She's got 250 lbs. in that 4 lb. body," she said. "No doubt she saved us."

What an amazing story!

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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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