Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A laser focus on his forever home

After just a month with his new family, three year old Laser got spooked by some fireworks and slipped out of his leash.  The family was on vacation nearly 50 miles from their Canada home and spent days canvassing the area and hanging up flyers.  Sadly they had to go home without there four legged family member.

Laser had finally found his forever home, and he determined to make sure he didn't lose it again. The LePage family kept receiving tips from people who saw Laser on the move, and 6 weeks after the scary fireworks display, a good samaritan dropped him off at the shelter just over a mile from their home.  Laser had found his way nearly the whole 50 miles on his own!  This is especially amazing since he had only been with the family for a short time and probably didn't know the area so well--but he was determined to hold onto his new pack.  The happy family has since been reunited and I bet Laser will be sticking close by his two young human siblings. Check out more one this amazing story, a map of his trek, across Canada and a family picture on CBC.ca.

Speaking of awesome Canadians, have you visited my friends over at Fido & Wino lately?

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  1. We keep hearing these remarkable stories about dogs who get separated from their humans and then travel long distances to reunite. Amazing.

    Question: Why can't I get from Point A to Point B with the aid of a map AND GPS?!

    And Fido&Wino is pretty cool!

  2. What an amazing story! The book "Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home" by Rupert Sheldrake has all kinds of insight into that stuff.


    Thank you so much for the shout out! Thanks to you too, Rod :)