Loyal Dog Keeps An Eye On Her Trapped Friend For Over A Week

A bond like no other.

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They always say dogs are one of the most loyal animals in the world - this incident that took place last week proved it

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On 12 September, Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VPP), a non-profit animal welfare society based in Seattle posted this notice on Facebook looking for two missing pups, Phoebe and Tillie that had been missing for 5 days

DOGS STILL MISSING. Phoebe and Tillie have now been missing for 5 days and we need your help. PLEASE CROSSPOST this...

Posted by Vashon Island Pet Protectors ( on Saturday, September 12, 2015

A week after, a member from the society called up and said a dog that shared similarities with Tillie was spotted near a ravine. Hoping the dog to be Tillie, members quickly went to the location, they saw something really touching...

MISSING DOGS FOUND!!! HOORAY FOR TILLIE...and a HUGE HANKIE ALERT. We are overjoyed to report that after being missing...

Posted by Vashon Island Pet Protectors ( on Monday, September 14, 2015

Phoebe, a basset hound, got stuck in a well deep in a ravine in the woods and was unable to climb out. Tillie, a setter, was a loyal companion and stayed with Phoebe for nearly a week, occasionally visiting a family on their property, then heading back into the ravine.

Both dogs were found to be hungry and cold. They're both back with their owners now, healthy and in good spirits!


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Amy Carey, a member from VPP encouraged owners who lose their dogs to keep looking and don't give up

"Hope is an awfully hard thing to keep open and alive in the face of heartbreak, but it so important for happy endings for missing pets - or even for unhappy endings with closure," she said.

She also reminded owners not to overlook little details when searching for their missing pets

If you have a lost pet and are not getting regular sighting reports, there is a high chance that they are stuck somewhere be it over a slope, in a building, or in this case in a cistern. And a reminder that when trying to find a missing dog, you need to pay attention to even the smallest clues.

This incident has got us feeling all the feels!

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