Homeowner finds dog upon return to property after catastrophic wildfire

A dog owner left a piece of clothing at the site of her home hoping her dog would recognize the scent.
2:24 | 12/09/18

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It was paradise lost when that catastrophic wildfire burned in northern California destroying thousands of homes. But one home owner -- a happy story from paradise. One homeowner couldn't believe her eyes when she came back to her property and found her devoted dog still guarding the home. Adrienne is here with that story. I love that. Reporter: There was the horrific loss of life and homes. Leaving so many with nothing. People from all over northern California who rallied behind the victims and what little they did have left. Including their beloved pets. Watch this. In paradise, California, nothing but devastation after the fire that wiped out entire neighborhoods. And for this woman, desperation. As she searched for her lost dog. We're still sifting through the ashes at the house. Reporter: As Andrea Gaylord's home burned to the ground, both of her dogs went missing. Miguel and Madison. Amazingly, Miguel was found 87 miles away all thanks to Shayla Sullivan, an animal rescue volunteer helping to reunite pets to their owners. I have 141 phone calls on my cell phone from this gal helping us find our dogs. Reporter: But for weeks, no sign of Madison. Residents not allowed back into paradise. But Shayla was. She posted pictures on social media looking for Madison, putting out food and water where Andrea's house once stood. Just in case. It was very comforting to know that you were making it in. Even if I couldn't. Reporter: Then, just days ago this moment. Shayla pulls up to find Madison alive, protecting his owner's property and waiting for his family to return. It was amazing. It was just like, there he is. Reporter: Andrea and Madison finally reunited. And Miguel, too. You are the best dog. Reporter: So sweet. Shayla actually posted parts of the story on Facebook. She was afraid the dog night not know that the family was coming back. She left a piece of clothing at the home with Andrea's scent on it. And that's when Madison returned. Determined to see his owner again. He smelled her. It's crazy. It's a sweet story. Both on the human side and the canine side. It's all in the family. He looks like my dog, Nemo, too. I don't know if Nemo would wait for me, though. Cute story. Thank you. Still ahead, the search for

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