Willow the 10-month-old Great Pyrenees has always been protective over her family. The sweet little dog is still a puppy. She’s full of love and affection and she has a great sense of danger.
“She loves to give hugs,” Caitlyn Radel-Paaby, Willow’s owner, told .
One day, Caitlyn returned from a trip to the grocery store and saw that Willow was nowhere to be found. The sweet little pup usually rushes to greet her when she arrives home, so Caitlyn immediately knew that something was out of order.
It was the night before Thanksgiving, and downstairs, Caitlyn found her boyfriend and her infant son together, but unusually, Willow wasn’t with them.
After searching the house, Caitlyn eventually found Willow huddled under the office desk. It wasn’t a spot that the puppy usually sat in, and Caitlyn’s concerns increased.
“She went under the desk and started acting really nervous and barking and wouldn’t come out,” Caitlyn recalled. “She even got a little defensive to get our attention and that’s when we noticed the outlet.”
Caitlyn couldn’t figure out why her puppy was acting so strangely, but as soon as she touched the wall near the outlet, she realized how hot it was. It turned out that Willow had sniffed out a fire in the electrical outlet under the desk, before the blaze had managed to develop.
The couple were in total shock that Willow had managed to sniff out the potentially life-threatening fire, and called the fire department immediately.
“The fire department said if we hadn’t found it when we did our house would have gone up in flames overnight,” she said.