Labrador retriever discovered in rubble of Seattle home for a WEEK after being destroyed by landslide

Heartwarming video shows the moment a dog owner from Seattle was reunited with her black Labrador retriever after suspected dead dog survives almost a week under the rubble of a landslide that razed her house to the ground.

“It’s Mommy!” a sobbing but overjoyed Didi Fritts can be heard in Thursday’s footage as a firefighter emerges with her three-year-old dog named Sammy.

Once reunited, an emotional Fritts hugged and kissed the clearly shocked animal.

‘My baby. My baby,” the dog mom hugs her pet in the clip released by the Seattle Fire Department.

However, the reunion was bittersweet when rescuers found Sammy next to the lifeless body of Fritts’ other dog, Lilli.

Heartwarming video shows the moment when Seattle dog owner Didi Fritts was reunited with her black Labrador retriever Sammy Thursday, after the presumed dead pup survived being buried under a hail of rubble left by a landslide that razed her home for nearly a week

Moving footage shows the rescue attempt, with a Seattle firefighter emerging from the rubble with the dog still shaken.  The pup was declared dead last Friday after the two-story hillside home in Seattle's Magnolia coastal neighborhood collapsed on itself.

Moving footage shows the rescue attempt, with a Seattle firefighter emerging from the rubble with the dog still shaken. The pup was declared dead last Friday after the two-story hillside home in Seattle’s Magnolia coastal neighborhood collapsed on itself.

Finding Sammy alive provided much-needed comfort to Fritts, whose house on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean was destroyed after last Friday’s torrential rains triggered the landslide.

Didi, her husband, James, and their two dogs were at home when the landslide struck, causing the two-story house to partially collapse and slide. 15 feet from the foundation.

Didi Fritts was able to crawl out of a crawl space, but James got stuck under a refrigerator. He was freed after rescuers dug through the rubble for nearly an hour. However, the two dogs were thought to be dead.

“It was a loud roar, and the whole thing came down on us,” Didi told local outlet King 5 on Friday after the harrowing ordeal.

‘My mouth and throat were covered, filled with dust. I didn’t know where I was, and I thought he was dead, and I screamed for him, screamed, and then I heard him say he was alive. He was alive.’

Didi, right, and her husband James, pictured here during a post-collapse interview, were inside the house when it collapsed last Friday, but miraculously escaped the ordeal unscathed

Didi, right, and her husband James, pictured here during a post-collapse interview, were inside the house when it collapsed last Friday, but miraculously escaped the ordeal unscathed

Didi had thought she had lost Sammy along with her other puppy Lilli - Sammy's sister - who had seen her husband die in the disaster.  Her body was discovered when rescuers found her still-living sister, who kept watch over the deceased puppy's savage body

Didi had thought she had lost Sammy along with her other puppy Lilli – Sammy’s sister – who had seen her husband die in the disaster. Her body was discovered when rescuers found her still-living sister, who kept watch over the deceased puppy’s savage body

Somehow, both escaped the disaster essentially unscathed, with only minor injuries.

Unfortunately, it seemed that their two beloved dogs had not been so lucky.

James revealed to rescue officials that he saw Lilli being crushed by debris just inches from him while being pinned down by the refrigerator.

Meanwhile, there was no sign of Sammy.

After much searching, officials assumed the dog suffered the same fate as her sister, whose body was not recovered due to the amount of debris at the scene.

But the Fritts got a glimmer of hope on Thursday, when neighbors reported hearing wails from the wreckage earlier in the day, KING 5 reported.

‘We [heard] crying a little this morning, then heard nothing when the fire brigade got here with the chainsaws,” family friend and neighbor Remy Olivier told the station.

After receiving the call, rescue officials immediately returned to the crime scene and worked for hours to clear the rubble from where the living room had been — and where Sammy had been last seen.

Finally, firefighters were able to locate the animal – enabling a passionate reunion with Didi, who rushed to the crime scene with her husband when they learned of Oliver.

A landslide last Friday caused the still-intact house to slide 15 feet from the foundation.  The inside of the house was completely destroyed during the disaster

A landslide last Friday caused the still-intact house to slide 15 feet from the foundation. The inside of the house was completely destroyed during the disaster

Firefighters rushed to extinguish a lit propane tank on the property last Friday after the incident

Firefighters rushed to extinguish a lit propane tank on the property last Friday after the incident

Firefighters returned Thursday, nearly a week after the catastrophic event, after a neighbor heard complaints in the wreckage

Firefighters returned Thursday, nearly a week after the catastrophic event, after a neighbor heard complaints in the wreckage

Rescue officials eventually found the still-living pup and retrieved her from the hail of rubble

Rescue officials eventually found the still-living pup and retrieved her from the hail of rubble

Rescuers went inside what was left of the house, left here oblique by last week's landslide, to retrieve the dog from the rubble

Rescuers went inside what was left of the house, left here oblique by last week’s landslide, to retrieve the dog from the rubble

“We just took the whole floor apart and got her out,” Olivier said. “She looked like she had just enough room to survive. She hadn’t been crushed or pierced by anything. She only had a little space. I think she lived on rainwater for the past few days.

“It’s just incredible that she’s still alive.”

He added: ‘We weren’t looking for live dogs. We assumed she was in love because there isn’t much left of the house.’

Sammy had never left her sister’s side.

“We found her right next to her sister,” Oliver told The Seattle Times after the rescue. “She’s been next to the other dog the whole time.

After the ordeal, James thanked rescue officials for their efforts.

“I just want to thank the Seattle Fire Department and the EMS and my neighbors and all the wonderful people,” he said.

‘We are miracles, and every day is a gift. So pay it in advance and be of service.’

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