An 8-month-old pit bull in California is being hailed a hero after she alerted her family of a fire in their apartment complex – and then saved their 7-month-old daughter by pulling her by her diaper.

When flames broke out at the apparent complex where Nana Chaichanhda lives in Stockton, Calif., her pup Sasha, who was outside, quickly jumped to action, and “began to bang on the back door.”

"I open it and she runs in and starts barking at me like crazy and I was like, 'OK, this is weird. This is not like her,'” Chaichanhda told FOX40.

After seeing the flames begin to ravage part of the apartment complex, Chaichanhda went to get her 7-month-old daughter. When she entered the room, however, Sasha was already trying save the young girl.

“She had already had my baby by the diaper and was dragging her off the bed," she told FOX40. "I was like, 'Oh my gosh, what are you doing?'"

Thanks to Sasha, the family made it out of the apartment unharmed. But the damage from the fire has left Chaichanhda’s apartment uninhabitable, according to FOX40

For the time being, Chaichanhda, her baby, Sasha, as well as her cousin whose apartment was also impacted by the flames, are staying with an aunt who also lives in part of the complex that was not affected by the fire.

The Stockton Fire Department told FOX40 that they are still investigating the cause of the fire.

"It meant a lot. I owe her everything,” Chaichanhda said of Sasha. “If it wasn’t for her, I would have still been in bed and things could have taken a worse turn.”

Responses to "Pit bull saves family from house fire, pulls 7-month-old girl by her diaper "

  1. Awesome!!

  2. Sure..noone has anything to say when there is something good with the breed but they all talk shit when there is an "incident". People suck.

  3. Gabby says:

    Pitbulls are sweet ��

  4. Unknown says:

    Fantastic great dog

  5. Anonymous says:

    The best news all day! I am an owner of a bully breed and absolutely love them. He is apart of our family. I could see him doing the same thing. Loving dogs. Loyal. Better than most people. Yes people do suck!

  6. Pagan Soi says:

    Any Animal can be loving. It is how we interact with our animals that reflects how they love. This pit bull loved this family a great deal and saved their lives. I am glad you and your family are well.Thank You Sasha. Remember to get your pets spade and neutered. Blessed Be. #yougotbuz

  7. I call bullshit. The diaper would have slipped off

  8. Unknown says:

    Nice story humans make animals vicious its horrible and sick the way some ppl treat animals but this is a great story glad u are all safe 😁

  9. See pitbulls are good dogs people give them bad reputation if you raise them right they are good and loving dogs

  10. Shs5 says:

    My pits have always been so family oriented love hearing stories like this praying for dog and family

  11. Unknown says:

    Pit bulls are amazing dogs and I love them all

  12. Unknown says:

    The dog should get a medal 🎖 for what he did and to save an baby to he should be proud family 👪 too.

  13. Anonymous says:

    What a wonderful story and an amazing Pit. Gives me goosebumps! And this is to the gentleman above..thankfully the dog didn't grab the baby by a limb or something, accidentally hurting her. Or maybe she did know not to grab something that could hurt .. And maybe the diaper would have slid off before mom came in, but the dog wouldn't have known that could happen. It just wanted her safe!

  14. Unknown says:

    That is so cute that dog rescued a baby
    Baby girl from a fire That is a mirical for that dog is he stil alive after doing that

  15. That is awesome. Good news for a change

  16. Anonymous says:

    @phyllo65...Haha!!! Clearly you don't have kids and/or don't know how to put a diaper on properly!! The dog knows more than you. Go away & get a life Troll.

  17. Such a wonderful dog. There is no such thing as a bad dog. It is how people treat them. Why was the pup outside?. I hope the family don't keep this baby outside anymore. Dogs are family.

  18. Unknown says:

    What an amazing puppy. Thank you Sasha for saving your family from a fire. Xxx

  19. Anonymous says:

    1) The dog should not be kept tethered outside 2) Pitties used to be known as nanny dogs. They are great with children 3) I'm happy to see good press for these dogs. I love happy endings.

  20. Sweet . I have a private Resvue & we have a girl that looks just like this brave , smart pup . Mine was brought here with 6 young pups . Ciara is also a sweet loving girl & allowed other young females 2 help her deal with hr active family .

  21. I call bulshit the pit was trying to eat the baby. Everyone knows baby is the best tasting meat from a house fire

  22. MADD says:

    Don’t leave Sasha outside especially at night. She’s a baby and you put her in danger of being stolen. She is beautiful and clearly loves you and the children. Do right by her always she deserves it! Sasha you are a true ambassador of the breed!! ❤️

  23. They are on the list of dangerous dogs because of thheir jaw strengh. Even the sweetest pit could severly hurt anyone. Besides that they are wonderful dogs. Mine is 8 months, she loves to cuddle and loves everyone. She would more likley only save my 4 year old niece.

  24. Anonymous says:, you are a P.O.S. troll,get a life. Pits are great animals and yet you try to see the worst.

  25. Maybe they will let the 8 month old pup live inside now then, after all the nights are getting colder

  26. She is hero dog and thank God you have her.i am so glad everyone is safe and I pray you all will be blessed doubly, Go Sasha!!!❤❤❤

  27. Unknown says:

    The article never states they kept her outside. Just that she was outside when the fire broke!!! Pits are not on the dangerous dog list because of there jaw force they are on there because of ignorant people making them do bass things and ignorant people doing bad breeding on them. My pittie went through 2 babies that put her through everything and never once made me question if she was safe around my kids!!!

  28. Unknown says:

    Wonderful rescue love happy endings

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  30. Anonymous says:

    I play tug of war with our pit by putting my fingers in her mouth behind her front teeth and pull. She has NEVER bit down on me. And we have had her since birth and she is 8 yrs old. And as for the person who mentioned about the diaper coming off, they said she was pulling at the diaper to try and get her off the bed. Mom came in and helped........... KUDOS to the dog & mom.

  31. Becca says:

    Thats awesome great dog!!!!!!!!!

  32. maggspie says:

    What a beautiful creature you are truly blessed!!!

  33. Anonymous says:

    @phyllo65 just saying the diaper wouldnt have ripped trust me im a mother of 3. that dog was saving that baby! god bless this family! i have been raised around pits and i raise them myself, pits are bad dogs! they act upon how they were raised, so if you beat them and treat them bad then yeah they will bite but other than that they are loving dogs! i own one right now and he is around my 6month old and my 3year old and my 2year old and all my nieces and nephews abd even the neighborhoods kids and is so sweet! i am glad that she left the dog outside because if she didnt she probably would have never knew! everyone downs pits for being "aggressive" dogs but cops are even thinking about using pits and k9s. dont down a dog by the stories you hear of all other dogs because not all dogs are the same! prayers for this family!

  34. Billie says:

    Well done shows its how u bring ur dog up its not the breed thats bad well done to the dog and give it a hero reward x

  35. Theres no evidence that pit bull jaws lock but a boxers do and you never hear shit bad about them though (wonder why) great story, great dogs period.

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  37. Unknown says:

    Strong Work Sasha!
    I have my own, a red nose, honey colored brindle, and she is super strong at now 10 months old.
    She's such a sweet, loving, beautiful girl!

    You earned the HONOR that you have received, and I pray that you will be HONORED and LOVED all the rest of your days Sasha. ❤

  38. Anonymous says:

    To everyone complaining that he was outside... Putting our dog on the chain is the only way we can let her outside or she will run off. She is too strong to have on a leash, and she won't potty when on it. She lives indoors though. Don't give this family too much crap over that.

  39. Anonymous says:

    If they were in bed sleeping and the dog was outside, then they obviously keep the dog outside, so I WILL fault them for it. Also, why was a 7 month old baby on a bed itself?

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  41. Unknown says:

    I guess the dog doesn't like his meat well-done. Lucky someone got the baby before the dog got hungry.

  42. Unknown says:

    That is great of the dog to do that and why are people saying that the dipper pulled down it probably didnt

  43. Unknown says:

    And yet these dogs get given a bad name well done sasha

  44. Unknown says:

    I would never trust pit bulls. They seem to snap and murder kids out of the blue. Regardless of how they are raised.

  45. Anonymous says:

    Good dog.. my pitbull also saved us from a house fire.. they are so smart :)

  46. I'm confused why everyone thinks that this dog was being kept outside all night... all it said was that she was OUTSIDE when the fire broke out. I hate to say it, people, but dogs go to the bathroom... OUTSIDE!
    KUDOS to this beautiful pitty, Sasha! She was clearly the right pitty for the job!!!

  47. Pitties can carry thier young in their mouth without hurting them because they use "soft mouth." Im sure this sweet girl did the same when she was tugging at the baby to get her off the bed. Ya know there are some really judgemental people on here. Maybe the mommy was sleeping with the baby on the bed? Who knows? Get a life!!!

  48. Anonymous says:

    To those commenting about her living outside, did it ever occur to y'all that maybe she was outside to do her business? The story doesn't say so please don't speculate. The pup obviously interacts with thr family frequently enough to try to save them. So glad everyone made it out ok.

  49. They are a great breed..despite what uneducated people have to say about them. Wouldn't change my baby for the world. I love bullies:-) Way to go pup!

  50. Unknown says:

    Saved to kill another day, 224 children killed by pit bulls so far..

  51. Anonymous says:

    I can tell some of these folks didn't read anything more than the Headline (Asking questions that the article answers!!) & some of these folks are really sick (Turning a great story about a brave dog into something so sinister, such as eating babies??)! And lets not forget the "Anti-Pit" people and their negative comments about dogs they have probably never given a chance to! I have 2 Pits, neither of them would ever hurt anyone, BECAUSE OF HOW I HAVE RAISED THEM! I'm NOT saying that if they are provoked they wont snap because lets be honest, if someone was provoking YOU, doing stuff to intentionally piss you off eventually, yes, YOU WILL SNAP! So try not to be so judgmental maybe?? Anyways, I'm proud of this dog and her bravery, and glad everyone is safe!

  52. Unknown says:

    pits are lovely. humans degrade them to monsters !!! I love pits I love my pit :)

  53. Cyrus says:

    Wow! That is why I always say that dogs are love. If there was a human in place of this pit bull, he would have ran.

  54. Anonymous says:

    @Cyrus Exactly, but like I always say- Ignorance is bliss..

  55. Laurie S. says:

    Our pitbull saved our family from fire as well. She was acting strange, alert barking the day before the fire. Her behavior continued even though we were telling her to stop. The next morning around 5am, she started to bark fiercely. I woke up to a flash of fire going up my wall from a faulty extension cord. If she hadn't been so intune with her surroundings we could have died. My home at the time was well over 100 yrs and could have just went right up in flames. I am thankful we rescued her, she is a gift❤

  56. Unknown says:

    I'm really proud of the dog for what she did saving a family

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  58. Anonymous says:

    To the fucktard that said 224 children have been killed by pits. Actual fact: There were approximately 238 dog bite-related fatalities over the past 20 years. Approximately 25 breeds of dogs were involved in theses deaths

    Get an education you fucking ignorant fuck! And to the fucking idiot who said the pit must not like her meat well done. What is wrong with you!!!? Are you so ugly and so unsatisfied with your own life that you have to say something so awful about a baby being saved? Did it make you feel better about your ugly self?

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