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Brave Rescue Dog Triumphs in First Mission, Saving a Family’s Dog Trapped in Mud for Two Days

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Brave Rescue Dog Triumphs in First Mission, Saving a Family’s Dog Trapped in Mud for Two Days

In a heart-stirring rescue operation, a family’s beloved dog, named “Puppy,” a 150-pound Great Pyrenees, was dramatically saved after being trapped in mud for 40 hours. The hero of the day was Tino, a dedicated Search and Rescue dog, embarking on his very first mission.

Puppy had gone missing during a horseback ride with his owner, Karen James, in the forests of McCleary, Washington. After two days filled with anxious searching, his distressed owners reached out to Three Retrievers Lost Pet Rescue for help.

Tino, a newcomer to the search and rescue team but trained for 16 months, was immediately put on the task. His training and instincts led him to a muddy gully, less than a mile from Puppy’s home, where he found Puppy barely visible, with only his head above the mud.

The rescue operation was challenging, requiring three rescuers to carefully extract Puppy from the grip of the cold, clinging mud. Three Retrievers Lost Pet Rescue proudly shared on Facebook, “Tino did a terrific job today, discovering this old dog stranded in the muck.”

Karen James highlighted the daunting nature of the search, noting to Fox 13, “He couldn’t get out of the muck, and we wouldn’t have spotted him since he was off the path far enough.” She added, “And you know there’s miles and miles, acres and acres of wilderness out there to search. We would never have discovered him.”

Tino’s successful discovery not only marked a significant milestone in his career as a search and rescue dog but also underscored the crucial role these trained dogs play in rescue operations. Thanks to Tino’s efforts, Puppy was safely returned to his family, wagging in a wagon, and relieved to be home.

This touching rescue story celebrates the capabilities of search and rescue dogs and their invaluable contribution to saving lives, proving even the newest members can have a profound impact on the lives they help save.

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