Owner Abbie Saunders was on a holiday overseas when her dog, Bear, went missing. He had escaped from her friend’s house.
She caught the next flight home immediately to search for her beloved pet, spending the next six months putting up lost dog posters and starting a search on social media.
But there was no sign of Bear.
“I nearly lost all hope… until I got a call.” – Abbie
Abbie was told that someone had spotted a dog that matched Bear’s description.
“They said the dog was skittish and wouldn’t accept food at all.”
“It could be seen wandering in and out of the woods near their place.” – Abbie
Abbie dropped everything and rushed to where Bear was reported to be seen. In the dark, she could barely make out anything until she saw something move towards her cautiously.
“Bear? Is that Bear?” – Abbie
She crouched and extended her hand for the dog to sniff and the dog started to wag its tail frantically in excitement as he starts to recognize Abbie’s scent.
Abbie bursts into tears, embracing her pup while Bear showers her with affection by licking her face.
“For a rescue dog, who is very skittish, to survive for six months in the woods by himself is a lucky break.” – Abbie
Seeing Bear’s matted and tangled appearance, Abbie brought him back home for a good wash.