A dog that had been missing for three days was found by his family on the side of the road; a scene that warms the heart. It was a totally unexpected ending for the couple who never gave up hope to reunite with their beloved pet.

Definitely, nothing compares to the joy of coming home and finding a faithful companion who will jump on us and nibble our shoes while wagging their tails with happiness. We love our pets. The unconditional love they give us goes far beyond mere companionship, they help us reduce stress.

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They improve our heart rate, and even help our children grow up socially and emotionally healthy. Unfortunately, it often happens that unexpected situations occur and our animals accidentally leave our homes and get lost, while we think they will always be with us, that is not always the case.

Anyone who has been through a similar situation knows that there is no worse feeling than losing a pet and not knowing where it is. This is what happened to this family who spent days of anguish looking for their dog.

A woman collapses in the road in tears at the sight of her missing dog

For Mary and Brent, their white Great Pyrenees dog named Jasper is an essential member of the family. One morning, when he was alone in the garden, he decided to go out and did not turn back until he reached Columbia Lake, miles from his home.

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Three days passed looking for him, but Jasper was nowhere to be found. Mary and Brent found themselves in utter sadness, desolation and despair, as their beloved pet had never done anything like this before.

The couple had begun to give up hope of ever seeing their pet alive again, and rightly so. Realizing that something like this happened to a dog that has never been anywhere but in his backyard must be a nightmare.

The search continued and more and more members of the community and close neighbors of the couple came to their aid, until he was finally spotted. A glimmer of hope lights up Mary’s eyes, deep down she knows Jasper is alive so she and her husband have to keep going. The reunion of the couple and their dog was very moving.

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As they drive, Mary asks Brent to park the car on the side of the road. Brent responded with some sarcasm, unaware that the two were about to have a movie-like reunion. It was an unforgettable moment that will remain forever in his memory and in his heart.

“Stop it, Brent, maybe I’ll come back alone.” “Why would we stop? It’s not like Hollywood. It’s not like the dog stopped in the middle of the road and ran towards you”, they both said as they crossed the road.

Eventually, Jasper ran out of the undergrowth into the arms of his masters, who happily greeted him. But they were amazed by the journey of this mischievous dog, which will surely be their first and their last.

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“We are happy and feel really lucky to have finally found our pet. It was a wonderful time. It’s hard to think that you’ll never see your dog again. He’s like a son to Brent and me.”, Mary said.

We can only imagine the horror people go through when they lose their pet. They are true members of the family; they fill us with so much happiness and love that when they suddenly disappear, it is heartbreaking. Hopefully we don’t have to live it to find out.

Fortunately, this family had a happy ending. She will never again be separated from her pet after such a bitter experience.

Even if it’s only ten minutes away, it’s sure to be the most desperate and terrifying for anyone who loses their dog. If you find a lost animal, help it get home.