Delilah Gagliardi and “Allie” were a match from the moment they met at a shelter, just a few months ago.
"I love her a lot she loves my kid too. Her and my kid are best friends," Gagliardi said.
So imagine the heartbreak when Allie went missing a couple days ago.
"I was devastated. I was scared for her," Delilah said.
But it turns out Allie, a Shepherd mix didn't go too far. Her owner started hearing whimpering from underneath the floorboards at her Clearwater home.
Yup -- the curious canine found her way under the house and couldn't get out.
Not sure what to do, her owners called on the Humane Society of Pinellas County. Maddalene Ferguson and Shelby Ross came to the rescue.
"Dogs are my life. I would do anything for a dog," Ferguson said.
"It is really hard to ignore a dog in need," Ross said.
"It was extremely hot and then there's so much dirt," Ferguson described.
Finally after a lot of digging -- freedom! Allie was out from under the house.
"It was so great. She was running around, thanking everybody," said Delilah said.
To her rescuers, a job done "doggone" well.
"God bless you thank you so much so thankful you came here and helped me," Delilah said.
Thankfully, Allie is doing just fine.
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