Skip Nav

Family Finds Dog Lost During California Wildfires

Grab a Tissue! This Dog Beat the Odds and Found Her Family After the California Wildfires

Just a heartwarming story to share in the middle of all this devastation. My parents woke up with flames surrounding their house in wikiup bridgeway and had seconds to get out. In the chaos of trying to escape, my parent's dog Izzy ran from them. My mom couldn't chase after her without risking her own life.
They had to drive through walls of flames and across a burning wooden bridge to get to mark west springs road and to safety. They lost everything, but my mom was most devastated about leaving Izzy. My brother and husband were determined to try to get back to my parents property to see if by some miracle Izzy survived. They were turned away by police officers, but if you know my brother Jack or husband Patrick...neither one likes to be told no. They ended up hiking just under 3 miles to my parent's property. This video shows the last part of their hike up to my parent's house. It's a little long, but the ending is worth the watch.

Posted by Beckyjean Widen on Thursday, October 12, 2017

Clint and Kathy Weaver of Northern California lost almost everything during the brutal wildfires. The couple lost their home of 30 years, and in their haste to make it to safety, their dog, Izzy, escaped and they were unable to find her before leaving. The couple's son Jack told People, "My mom tried to go after her but she had to get out. My mom was just devastated."

But in a video posted to Facebook by the couple's daughter Beckyjean Widen, her husband, Patrick, and her brother Jack can be seen checking out the damage to Clint and Kathy's property and hoping against hope that Izzy might still be around waiting for her family. As the pair crest the hill onto the family's property, Izzy comes bounding out, ready to be reunited with her family, and we can barely hold back the tears.

"She is a miracle dog, she survived cancer twice," Jack told People. "And now she's lived through a fire, she's an incredible dog, and the sweetest dog." Check out the touching video above, and make sure you watch to the end.

More from POPSUGAR
From Our Partners
Hanukkah Dog Toys Your Pet Will Love
Prince William and Kate Middleton's Dog Lupo Has Died Aged 9
Dog Toys For Aggressive Chewers
Which Dog Breed Are You By Zodiac Sign
Why Do Dogs Drink Out of the Toilet? | Vet Advice and Tips
15 Cute Schitt's Creek Dog Bandanas
Home Alone BarkBox and Super Chewer Toys and Treats | 2020
The Cutest Presidential Pets Through History
These Yoga Cat and Dog Hot Cocoa Mixes Make the Best Gift
Etsy's Heartwarming New Holiday Ad Celebrates LGBTQ+ Love
Ariana Grande Launches Animal Rescue Centre
Seresto Flea and Tick Dog Collar Review
Latest Parenting