Sampson, still weakened, was then taken to a vet for an assessment following his harrowing ordeal. He was deemed healthy enough to be released that same day.
And the dog clearly knew just who to thank for that.
A few hours after Sampson was rescued, and the house fire extinguished, crews returned to the home to check for hot spots that could reignite. There to greet them was the dog whose life they had saved earlier — and he couldn't have been happier to see them.
Sampson's smile says it all.