For two-days, people searched for this Great Pyrenees.
The dog named Puppy disappeared after going on a horseback ride with his owners.
Trying very hard, Puppy’s owners couldn’t find her.
Starting to lose hope, they searched for help. Not from a human, but a very special assistant.
Owner of Useless Bay Sanctuary Jim Branson raised a German shepherd named Tino. Tino went through search-and-rescue training with ease.
Puppy’s owners called up Jim Branson to use Tino’s help.
With Tino, they went to the spot they lost Puppy.
“IT TOOK 90 MINUTES FOR THE OWNER TO LOCATE THE POINT SHE HAD LAST SEEN PUPPY BECAUSE THINGS LOOK DIFFERENT IN TWILIGHT. ONCE I PRESENTED THE SCENT ARTICLE (SOME OF PUPPY’S FUR FROM HIS BED) TO TINO, HE TOOK OFF RUNNING ON THE SCENT TRAIL.”
How long did it take? 45 minutes.
“WHEN WE FIRST SAW PUPPY, IT WAS HARD TO MAKE SENSE OF WHAT WE WERE SEEING BECAUSE TWO-THIRDS OF HIM WERE SUBMERGED IN MUD.TINO BARKED AT THIS STRANGE SWAMP MONSTER FOR A BIT UNTIL HE REALIZED IT WAS A DOG.”
Branson laid branches over the mud so they could get to Puppy, but getting all 150 pounds of the trapped pup free appeared to be a challenge.
After attatching ropes to the stranded pooch, the owners met with their sweet Puppy again!