Two missing dogs find their way home in a very unique way. These good-looking miniature Schnauzers went missing, obviously causing their family to panic.
The owners were walking down the hill with their two dogs when the Schnauzers disappeared. The area was covered with thick fog that day, much more so than usual.
This dense fog made it easy for the dogs to get lost while walking. It also made it very hard for the missing dogs to find their way home.
The family was in deep despair, thinking that they would never see their beloved dogs again. They truly loved the two dogs named Theo and Charlie. The owners would do virtually anything to have them back home again.
Before the missing dogs found their way home, the owners initiated a search party
The couple initiated a search campaign comprised of their friends, family, and rescue volunteers. They were hoping and praying to find the two dogs or for the missing dogs to find their way home. Everyone just wanted them home.
The dogs’ owners, Graham and Liz Hampson, requested the assistance of various animal rescue groups in their community. They needed them to help launch a search for their pets.
Over 100 people volunteered to help the couple. Some even volunteered the use of their drones to facilitate the search and rescue operation. They all started off with high hopes of finding the dogs.
The search operation was certainly not an easy one. They spent almost 100 hours looking for the two dogs without any luck. Everyone was becoming exhausted.
After 100 hours of searching the team was hungry and needed a break
After almost 100 hours of roaming around the area looking for any possible traces of the dogs, the family and the volunteers decided to take a rest. They chose a spot near the area where the dogs went missing.
None of them had taken the time away from the search to eat so they were very hungry. They knew they had to eat to have the energy to maintain the search. However, they did not want to lose precious search time, either.
The Hampsons decided to save time by cooking sausages at the search site. It did not take long to set up the sausages on the fire. Soon, a wonderful aroma to start wafting through the air.
What A Surprise!
A few minutes later, as the Hampsons were waiting for the sausages to cook, they had a huge surprise! Theo and Charlie suddenly appeared out of nowhere and were coming towards them!
Mr. Hampson immediately ran to get the dogs while Mrs. Hampson began crying tears of joy. All of the volunteers were thrilled to see the two dogs who ran into their owners’ arms.
The couple then realized that the dogs evidently loved sausages as much as they did. The smell of the cooking sausages had most likely captured the dogs’ attention. The wonderful aroma made it through the fog!
The Hampsons are thankful to everyone who helped them in their quest to look for their beloved dogs. Also, they are grateful that they had sausages available, which lead to their reunion with Theo and Charlie.
Ways to Find Your Lost Dog,(besides cooking sausages):
First of all, do not panic. There are steps you can take to locate your lost dog. Prompt action and major networking, just like in the story above, often bring swift results. One of the most important parts of the plan is to enlist the help of as many people as possible.
A crucial component of any attempt to recover a lost dog is proper identification. Having a collar with a tag is great and a microchip may even be better as they cannot become lost.
However, if you have moved and have not updated the information on either of these modes of identification, you may not get your beloved pet returned to you in a timely fashion or at all.
July 1 has been designated as National ID Your Pet Day.
This is a good reminder to make sure that your pet not only has a source of identification but that the information is up to date.
Before you alert your neighborhood to be on the lookout for your dog, make a thorough search of your home and property. Not only should you look under beds and in closets, check outside carefully, including in sheds and garages.
Ask family members where he was last seen and start from there. Sometimes shaking a food bowl or tossing a ball can bring a pup out of hiding.
Before riding around the neighborhood calling your dog’s name, locate a good picture of your dog to show around the neighborhood. Be sure to ask your neighbors to check under porches, bushes.
Be sure to search in any place where a dog might hide from a stranger. They should also make sure he wasn’t accidentally locked into a shed, etc.
Keep the phone lines hot!
Calling local animal control agencies, public and private shelters, vet hospitals, and rescue groups daily may just pay off with your dog’s happy return.
If no such organizations exist in your area, contact the local police. Visiting these places and leaving pictures of your dog may make the difference in his coming back home to you or not.
Your LOST DOG posters
The posters should all be the same. They should have a big, bold headline as well as a clearly printed and recent photo of your dog.
Full details include breed, sex, weight, height, color, identifying marks or scars, when and where he was last seen.
Be sure to leave at least 2 telephone numbers, yours and a family member or friend, in case you cannot be reached or list a Landline and a cell phone.
Keep to one design for your poster as repeated sightings stick with the observer better and they are more likely to produce good results.
There are many good places to hang your well-designed posters. Not only “doggy” places like those listed below but commercial establishments as well.
- dog parks and runs
- pet supply stores
- grooming offices
- vet clinics
Any high traffic spot like convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, and laundromats are good places for your poster. Place posters near schools and walking trails or any pedestrian section of your town.
Be sure to put some of the posters at the level of children’s eyes as they are very observant. Also, kids and are more likely than adults to take posters seriously and to keep a lookout for your dog.
Last but certainly not least is Social Media
In addition to emailing family and friends and notifying neighborhood online magazines, be sure to include social media platforms. In addition to sharing your Lost Dog poster within your community, you can make a Facebook Page dedicated to the search of your dog.
Most importantly, do not give up! Sometimes, Missing Dogs Find Their Way Home In Strange Ways
Many lost dogs find their way back home all on their own. Some are tempted home with the tantalizing smell of sausages cooking over a fire.
They are sometimes brought home by kind neighbors who cared for them until they found their true families. I hope you never need to use any of this information but it is good to know.
If you enjoyed this story, this one will make you even happier. https://happymutt.org/hero-who-finds-missing-dogs-for-free/
Photo Credits to Caters News