Firefighters responded to an early morning fire Tuesday at 1028 Upland Drive, said Virgil White, assistant chief of the South Charleston Fire Department.
The homeowner escaped without injury as firefighters continued to look for his dog trapped inside the home, White said.
A fireman eventually found the dog and carried it outside where Kanawha County paramedics administered oxygen and reunited the pet with his owner, he said.
Firefighters from Dunbar and South Charleston responded to the call about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. The fire remains under investigation.