Colon, who is visually impaired, was fast asleep Wednesday evening when she woke up to the smell of smoke. With little time to react before possibly succumbing to the choking gas, Colon called out to her trusty dog to get help for them both, yelling "danger" - a word Yolanda is trained to respond to just in case of situations like this, reports NBC 10.
And sure enough, Yolanda leapt into action. Amazingly, she was able to press the emergency call button on the telephone, connecting 911 operators.
"I hear the phone - tke, tke, tke. And she's growling. And I said, 'Oh my lord, she called the police,'" Colon told the news station.
But Yolanda's quick thinking didn't end there. After alerting authorities, she then helped lead Colon out of the burning building to safety.