Dog Stays With Best Friend Until Help Arrives

This is what friendship is all about. Two dogs recently went missing for over a week in Washington, sparking a wide ranging search for the two best friends. Through the help of Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VIPP), Facebook and other social media outlets, Setter, Tillie, and her best friend, Phoebe the Basset Hound, were eventually found by volunteers within VIPP. However, it is how they found the two dogs that really makes this story that much more special.

Amy Carey with VIPP said volunteers made their way into the ravine and after a bit of searching, finally heard the sweet sound they had been waiting for all week: a small one-woof response when they called out Tillie.

A few minutes later they found her lying beside an old cistern with her head resting on the concrete wall.

“They knew that meant Phoebe was inside the cistern and every breath was held and every doggie prayer offered that the peek over the rim would somehow find her safe,” Carey said.

“And it was a time we have a happy ending with dear Phoebe found perched on some concrete rubble that held her out of the water,” she said. “For nearly a week Tillie stayed by her side with the exception of the few minutes of each day when she went for help.”

Is that not one of the sweetest things you have ever heard?? What a great friend! What’s even better is both dogs are doing great and are back home with their human companions. For more information on this amazing story, please visit USA Today.

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