Incredibly she found her way to a bathtub on the lowest level of the house where she waited while firefighters soaked the home with water.
As the water ran down to the basement, it filled the tub and soaked Mia keeping her safe from the raging flames.
It took six hours to bring the fire under control because of the intense flames and the size of the house.
Mia's owner, Chris Brumby, was amazed at how the dog survived, but said he knew she was smart. "She acts like a human for most things," Brumby said. "And that kind of showed it. She knew where to go and hide."
Mia had learned how to open doors all through the house. To get to the basement she had to open four doors.
When firefighters brought her out of the house, she was wet, dazed and covered in soot. She literally had steam coming off her, Brumby said.
The Belgian Malinois is often used as a police K-9 officer. I think we can see why.