Lost Dog Walks Seven Miles To Find Home


Bailey, a Bichon Frise, was determined to find his way home. This ten-year-old dog walked seven miles to be reunited with his owners.

This dog’s long journey all started last month when Lou Staigvil, Bailey’s owner, took him along on a wood-splitting trip near his sister’s house. He thought Bailey could play with his sister’s golden retriever while they were busy splitting wood.

But as Staigvil was chopping wood, Bailey went missing while playing with the golden retriever.

A search party was organized to find the little Bichon Frise. The Staigvils put up fliers and put an advertisement in their local newspaper.

The Staigvils were completely distraught over their beloved pet, and after three days of searching, they were afraid Bailey would never resurface.

But Bailey didn’t give up. This 15-pound dog walked seven miles and found his way back to his surprised owners. They were all completely amazed over Bailey’s long journey.

Staigvil’s sister said: “Bailey’s no bigger than a white powder puff. That’s a lot of walking on those tiny little legs.”

Janet Staigvil added: “He was crying, and you could tell he is still a little sore, but he’s so happy to be home. He jumped the whole way up into my arms when I went out to the front to see if it was him.”

Never underestimate the power and strength of a little white doggie.

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

(Thanks shengirl)

3 Responses to “Lost Dog Walks Seven Miles To Find Home”

  1. kaefamily says:

    We are not sure if our 12 lbs terrier mutt can find his way home if he ever gets lost for such a long distant. He, however, is capable for a mile because he has never run away farther than that :-]

  2. Jenny Bark says:

    I live not far from this area & know it well, all I can say is God must of been with Bailey the whole way. This poor 10 year baby had to be scared. He would have been on or near some busy highways, county roads, woods & at least one big city. I can’t believe a car or another animal didn’t get him.
    We use to take our babies to visit my sister 2 or 3 times a week when we would get close to her house or ours they would know where they where. They could tell my the smell of the air, even if they where sleeping. I bet it was the same with Bailey. My babies are not street wise thou so I don’t know if they would ever make it back home without help from above.

  3. Nora and Rufus says:

    Just goes to show you how intelligent a dog can be and how strong their homing instinct is.

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