He was found near a California dumpster, skinny and alone, just a few months ago.

Oakland resident Julio Cruz was a little nervous to adopt the pit bull-mix stray, but took her in and nursed her back to health.

Today, Cruz and his roommate — and all his neighbors — have “Pekita” to thank for saving their lives at 2:40 in the morning after a large fire had spread through the living area while all were asleep.

(WATCH the video below or READ it at KPIX-5 – Story tip from Jim Kelly)

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