According to the police report, a Flagstaff woman heard a dog barking through the night on Saturday, Nov. 19 in the 500 block of South Verde Street. She heard the barking again the next day after it started raining. The woman thought it was strange and went outside to investigate.
At about 6:40 p.m. Nov. 20, the woman saw a small, approximately 6 pound terrier mix dog down in the section of the Rio de Flag that passes under South Verde Street. It was just barely above the rising water level on a raised embankment.
The woman hiked into the river to rescue the dog. It was soaking wet due to the rain. The temperature outside was about 40 degrees. The woman gave the dog a warm bath, food and water. She told police she would take it to the veterinarian the next day
(Arizona Daily Sun - Dec 14, 2016)