Elderly Dogs Wander Off And Get Lost While Hiking

When the owner of two sweet dogs, Paq and Lionus, a Golden Retriever and a Husky Mix, went hiking one day with their owner, they wandered off on their own.  The owner panicked when she couldn’t find her two sweet pups. Although the dogs have hiked many times, they are both senior dogs.

When their owner turned to social media to find them, a kayaker responded saying they knew where Lionus, the Golden Retriever, was.

Poor Lionus was trapped between boulders, unable to escape. He heard the calls from his owner, but the old pup could not move.

Once Lionus was rescued, his owner still had the task of finding his brother, Paq. The woman took Lionus to the vet to be evaluated to make sure he was ok.

When social media didn’t aid in finding Paq, the woman turned to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office for help. She told them her Husky mix was missing and she could hear Paq, but couldn’t see him. That was when Animal Regulations Officer, Kelly Graeff, and Office of Emergency Services Sergeant, Rob Sandbloom decided to hike with the owner to the original point location where the dogs had been lost.

At 6 pm while searching, Paq heard his owner calling for him, and started to howl. Paq was stranded at the bottom of a gulch. Because it was dark and down the side of a mountain, the crew decided to wait to rescue the pup in case the dog was injured as they didn’t want to injure him more.

The very next morning at 8 am, the pup was rescued and freed at around 9:30 pm. Paq was not injured, but he was happy to see his brother and his owner.

Finally, the two dogs are safe and sound with their owners.

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