This was years ago - the summer of 2012. And while Odie still shows the scars from the terrible burns he suffered as he escaped the flaming building, the day his mother and siblings died seems to remain a dim memory.
"He is such a happy boy and loves people," Evan Costner, director of digital media at Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary in South Carolina, told The Dodo. "Odie's favorite thing in the world is a good belly rub!"
A rescuer brought Odie to the sanctuary, where he's been pampered ever since.