Chico Fire & Rescue

Dog and Owner Reunite with Firefighters Who Saved Pup's Life

March 13, 2018 - 2:15 pm

By Kayla Jardine/Joe Cingrana

Northern California firefighters were given a pleasant surprise on Sunday after being reunited with a dog they rescued just last week. The Chico Fire and Rescue Department shared photos on social media of the community's luckiest dog, "Boo," over the weekend as well as pics from his rescue.

Boo was found unconscious inside a burning home on Tuesday (3/6) after firefighters responded to a neighbors emergency call. Boo's owner, Alexx Collins, was out applying for a job on the morning of the blaze.

Collins arrived home after being alerted to find her dog being given oxygen by first responders.

The happy pup and Alexx, who have steadily been recovering from the traumatic day, finally got a chance to say thank you during a visit to the firehouse -- and Boo's heroes even provided a donation to help the family rebuild their home.

A friend has set up a GoFundMe page to help the Collins family cover the cost of the fire.