Rush was found unconscious Friday in the basement of his family’s Wisconsin home. Firefighters gave him oxygen and he was rushed to a veterinary clinic. The vet told the Pionk family, who had not been home at the time of the fire, that Rush had only a 50/50 shot of survival. “Another ten minutes and I don’t think the dog would have made it,” said Josh Pionk.
On Sunday it was an entirely different story as Rush was on his way to a full recovery and was reunited with his family for the Easter holiday. “From what the house looks like and from the smoke I saw and the damage, it’s a miracle to me that he made it through this,” said Pionk.
Pionk, his two sons and Rush will be a renting a place until their home can be repaired. They spent the Easter holiday with family and were thrilled to have Rush with them. “It turned out to be a good Easter,” said Pionk.