UPDATE: Ohio Firefighter Adopts Dog Stranded on Home’s Roof

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In November 2014, we told you about Isis, a malnourished Rottweiler abandoned in an Youngstown, Ohio home for more than a week. One of the men who helped rescued her, Youngstown firefighter Kyle Trimble adopted her just a few days after her rescue.

After being abandoned in the home, the dog somehow chewed through the roof and was stranded there for more than three days, but thanks to concerned neighbors who reported her, Isis was rescued by local firefighters.

Attie, previously known as Isis, found her new home.
Attie, previously known as Isis, found her new home.


In the middle of the rescue mission, the home and dog owner arrived at the property and told officials he had no idea his dog had been trapped on the roof. The man said the house had been broken into and the dog went missing, but he never imagined the pet was starving on the roof.

Because of the dog’s advanced malnourished state, she weighed 46 lbs. when a healthy Rottie weights around 85 lbs., authorities did not release the dog back to the pet owner. Instead, they transported her to the Mahoning County Dog Warden’s office. The pet owner later signed ownership of the dog.

Firefighter Trimble made a connection with the dog since he carried her off the roof. When he learned Isis was looking for a new home he stepped up to take her home even though he was not looking to add a pet to his home.

“It just kind of seems right and she has herself a good home and she is a good fit for me,” Trimble told WKBN. “She is an amazing dog, she is really good around other people and other dogs. She is just a real lovable type of dog.”

Kyle Trimble and Attie the day he adopted her.
Kyle Trimble and Attie the day he adopted her.


After adopting the pet, Trimble decided to give her a new name. Thanks to the internet and an online poll Isis became Attie.

Attie is happy in her new home and has gained enough weight. She is once again a happy, loved, and healthy pet.

31 thoughts on “UPDATE: Ohio Firefighter Adopts Dog Stranded on Home’s Roof”

  1. How does one not hear a dog barking on ur own roof. At least this sweet girl has a better home with a better name. ♥

    • Agree on neglect, hard to imagine not noticing a Rottie on your roof for days or in your attic. However, Isis is not a bad name. It is just associated with bad people now. Naming a pet after an Egyptian goddess indicates that at some point someone valued her. Too bad they didn’t maintain that value for this sweet girl.

  2. Bless you…poor dog must have been so cold and frightened. The cruelty is beyond my understanding. ♡

  3. I wish someone would tell me what it is that I’ve done wrong…and why do I have to stay chained up and be left alone so long? They seemed so glad to have me when I came here as a pup, oh, there were so many things to do as I was growing up…
    The Master said he’d train me as a companion and a friend…the Mistress said she’d never fear to be alone again…the children said they’d feed me and brush me every day, they’d walk with me and play with me if only I would stay.
    But now the Master hasn’t time and the Mistress says I shed….she doesn’t want me in the house not even to be fed.
    The children never walk me, they always say Not now! I wish that I could please them won’t someone tell me how? All I had, you see, was love….I wish they would explain; why they said they wanted mine…but have left it on a chain.
    Unknown author but I memorized this 30 years ago.


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