An apartment was engulfed in flames Thursday night, near 68th Street and Osborn Road.
When Scottsdale firefighters arrived, they found a fire had started in a second story apartment.
The family wasn't home at the time but their dog was inside.
The dog was able to escape through the doggy door and onto to the balcony, where he waited until firefighters rescued him.
Firefighters considered the apartment a total loss.
Two apartments below it were damaged by water and smoke.