Firefighters say Teddy was able to wake up his owners before a fire in their garage spread to other areas of the house.
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The heroic rescue happened Monday around 6:30 a.m. in the 27000 block of Pinuela.
The Orange County Fire Authority said when fire crews arrived on scene, they found Teddy hiding inside the home.
He's now safe with the rest of his family.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
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Editorial note: A previous version of this story stated the fire occurred Sunday in Laguna Niguel. The incident happened Monday in Mission Viejo, fire officials said. The story has since been edited.