His bigger buddy, Duke, a pit bull mix, was able to swim to safety right away, but Ali had a rougher ride. He floated through two rapids before getting out of the water and then had to survive the night--where he had to hide from the cougars and bears living by the Blossom Bar rapids in Lower Rogue River Canyon. When Ali found his people the next day, he still has his life vest on!
Both dogs had life vests on, which surely helped save their lives. Remember, life vests are not just for kids--adults AND dogs need them especially in rough waters!