A 3-year-old girl from Bowie, Md., who wandered away from her home, was found safe after spending the night in the woods with the family's two dogs.

Katherine George was located Wednesday, along with the dogs, about 11/2 miles from her home near the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge."The oldest dog - Kaiser - who we found with her, appeared to be keeping her warm," said volunteer searcher Tim Craig. Kaiser, a German shepherd, is 14 years old, deaf and partially blind, family members said.

"All she had on was a light jacket," said Capt. Ron Siarnicki, spokesman for Prince George's County Fire Department. "The fact that she was with the dogs, and the dogs maybe huddled with her, that's part of the reason she's all right."

The girl suffered from apparent exposure, but otherwise was unharmed, said county police spokesman Cpl. Mark Polk..

Katherine wandered away Tuesday afternoon as her father, Ken George, was working in the barn.

She was found asleep 12 hours later beside a fence encircling a landfill.