Losing your dog or any pet is one of the most devastating things that can happen to any pet owner. Because pets are part of our family, too, they know how to bond with us, know everything we are going through, and understand us. And we can experience heartbreak if our pets go missing, even if for just a few hours or days.
Louie is a one and a half-year-old Golden Retriever who lives together with his family, Julia Neufeldt, and her kids in Saskatoon, Canada. One of Julia’s friends offered to walk Louie to a dog park because she was so busy that day.
Unexpectedly, the park was full that day, and Julia’s friend lost track of the dog, who disappeared amidst all the other dogs and their owners at the park that day. As we mentioned earlier, losing a dog is devastating. Still, this is much worse for Julia, especially with a Blizzard coming by to the city that day.
Everything was buried under 8 feet of snow. Julia was heartbroken because of the incident, but still, she tried to find him through social media. She asked for help on Facebook, and soon enough, many people offered support to find Louie.
And though many tried to offer help on Facebook, ironically, the man who found her missing pooch was someone who does not have an account on the social media platform. Banjo, the dog, and his owner were cross-country skiing, unaware of Louie’s community search.
The duo later found the missing dog when Banjo led the man to a 150 ft off-trail, into a wooded area. Louie was burrowed down, and when Banjo sniffed him out, Louie’s head popped out.
Louie harmed his left leg and required surgery, but overall, he was in good shape. Thankfully Julia’s dog was found and safe despite minor injuries.
Thanks to Banjo and his owner, Louie is back home safely. Did you love this story? Don’t forget to share it with family and friends!