When Andrea Gaylord arrived back at her home off Merrill Drive in Paradise, she was surprised and overjoyed to see her beloved dog, Madison, survived the fire and was waiting patiently for her to return home.a pair of beautiful shepherd brothers who spent a lot of their time watching over the family’s vast property.
Praying Madison and Miguel had survived the fires, Andrea reached out to local animal advocate, Shayla Sullivan.
With evacuation orders still in place, Shayla was allowed to search the area to look for lost and missing pets.
Miguel had already been found and rescued by this point, so Shayla focused her search on the missing Madison. She continuously scoured the homesite, leaving food, water, and scented items of clothing in an effort to lure the dog back.
One month later, the evacuation orders were finally lifted. It was a long shot since so much time had passed and so much was uncertain, but Andrea returned home to look for Madison.
The house was destroyed. The land was devastated. Everything was gone.