Nikki was a dedicated pet and hero to the Kuneff family.
This courageous Akita started barking early in the morning when she saw flames in the house. The Kuneffs were sleeping and awoke to find their house on fire.
Carolyn Kuneff spoke of her dog’s bravery, “I actually saw my dog run into the house through the flames to get my husband out. She made sure that we were safe, that I was safe, that I was out of the house. She knew that he was back in the house, and she actually ran through the flames to get him.”
The couple made it out of the fire safely, but unfortunately, Nikki did not. She died of smoke inhalation while rescuing her owners.
Kuneff is extremely distraught over the loss of her beloved pet and calls her a hero. She said that she can never replace her Nikki.