Two Dogs Rescued By Hikers After A Week Lost in the Woods – American Kennel Club

TWO DOGS RESCUED BY HIKERS AFTER A WEEK LOST IN THE WOODS

When Gracie got spooked and ran off a few years ago we hung up signs and Marty the milkman spotted her and called me. Rob once slipped out when the guy who scoops the yard didn’t latch the fence and I received a call from a guy on the next block a few minutes after I let him out, “This very friendly dog has your phone number all over him, I guess you want him back!”

This news story shows that we have reached the point where Social Media really is the way we are communicating now so if you have lost a pet be sure to check Facebook, Craigslist, etc.

Check out this article from the AKC News:

On October 26, Dennis Elton brought his two dogs with him on a trip to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest near Mt. St. Helens. When they got out of the car, Woody’s and Brock’s instinct kicked in.

Woody is a Brittany, a breed known for its sharp pointing skills, and Brock is a Labrador Retriever, another high-energy hunting breed. Both dogs caught a scent and ran off in search of it. Elton wasn’t able to find them after hours of searching, KGW-TV reported.

 He returned to the forest each day and posted flyers, hoping desperately someone would find them. (Note: We recommend using social media if your pet goes missing to help expand your search.)

A week later, hikers in two different areas of the forest found the two dogs. Both dogs had separately traveled 25 miles from where they were lost, and both were scared and soaked. The hikers shared photos online, one on Facebook and the other on Craigslist. Elton learned about Woody’s whereabouts first, when a photo shared more than 9,000 times made its way back to him. On his way back from picking Woody up, his wife came across a Craigslist ad by the person who found Brock.

Source: Two Dogs Rescued By Hikers After A Week Lost in the Woods – American Kennel Club

Link: Gracie is Missing

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