BALDWIN PARK, Calif. (KTLA) -- The loyal Labrador retriever who braved traffic to stay beside her fatally injured companion is back at home with her owners.
The Lab, whose name is Maggie, made headlines around the world, after she stayed in an intersection to guard another dog that had been hit and killed by a car.
It happened last Wednesday on a street in La Puente.
Video released over the weekend shows the loyal black Lab lying next to her fallen friend, a yellow Labrador.
A Good Samaritan who saw the dogs put down traffic cones to alert drivers.
Shelter workers and volunteers at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center called the 2-year-old Lab "Grace," saying the name just seemed right.
"She's amazing," said Aaron Reyes, of the L.A. Dept. of Animal Care and Control. "They call dog man's best friend, but as you can see she's clearly that other dog's best friend as well. We're so proud of her."
According to shelter staff, Grace (really, Maggie) appeared to have been well cared for, but no one came forward to claim her.
People lined up for a chance to adopt the dog, including the Good Samaritan who put the cones out.
Then on Monday, just hours before she was set to be adopted, the Lab's owners contacted authorities.
They are being cited for having an unregistered dog and for allowing it to run loose, authorities said.
Shelter officials did an inspection of their home and found it to be safe.
Maggie was picked up by her owners from the shelter on Tuesday evening.
Lab Found by Friend's Side Back Home with Owners
PHOTO: Image from YouTube video (KTLA-TV / April 16, 2012)