When backup arrived, Lindler entered the burning structure and found Jake hiding beneath a couch on the verge of death.
"I brought him outside, and he was pretty bad," said Lindler. "He wasn't moving. He wasn't breathing. I did mouth-to-snout on him, until we could administer oxygen."
Though badly burned, the little dog survived and was sent to an emergency vet clinic. A few weeks later, Lindler dropped by to check in on how Jake was doing. That's when he learned that the puppy's family failed to come claim him.
So, Lindler decided to save Jake again.