SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Two weeks ago, an Auburn home caught fire during a standoff between the homeowner and police.
Inside were four dogs. Somehow, three managed to escape the burning home.
“There had to be angels looking out for these dogs,” said Elsie Lodde, founder of the Recycled Pets NorCal animal shelter.
The entire home was burned down.
“Between the shootout with police and the fire, the fact that three of the four dogs survived is really amazing,” Lodde said.
How the dogs escaped isn’t known – except for Angel, who jumped out of a second-story window.
“He went to the vet and they did x-rays and they kept an eye on him. I think it’s amazing he escaped with minor burns,” Lodde said.
All the dogs have burns on their paws.
With no home, Lodde with Recycled Pets NorCal took the dogs in to try and help them find a forever home.
“People can’t see how cute they are between all that extra fur and fluff and scruff,” Lodde said.
The dogs are getting groomed at A Purrfect Groomer in West Sacramento by Dana Chavez-Rey – who says despite everything the dogs have gone through, they’re doing well.
“They’re far more social than some of the dogs we see here,” Chavez-Rey said.
Angel still has a scab on his back where his fur was singed
“It looks like it’s already healed. There is a scab there and hopefully with time his hair will grow back,” Chavez-Rey said.
Now that they’re looking good – hopefully they’re feeling good too.
“Once they get groomed you see the change in their expression and their eyes,” Chavez-Rey said.
Still smiling faces, despite everything they’ve been through
The dogs will be available for adoption after they are spayed and neutered on Wednesday. If you’re interested in adopting the dogs, head to Recycle Pets NorCal’s website.