“Izzy’s here! Izzy made it!”

The odds were against Izzy, a 9-year-old Bernese mountain dog, ever hearing those words of joy from Jack Weaver, whose family’s home was completely destroyed by California’s recent wildfires.

The family had woken up in the middle of the night to find the neighborhood engulfed in flames. They ran out the door to escape, but Izzy, in a panic, ran the opposite direction and the family was unable to catch her.

The family may have lost their house, but their sorrow was overshadowed by the happy surprise of returning home to find Izzy alive and well. We wish them all the best in rebuilding their lives after this terrible disaster.