Shelter Dog Meal Donation Count:

Learn More

Lost Dog Runs Farther Away When Mom Is Right In Front Of Her

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on February 27, 2023

When a family adopted Leia, they knew they were the lucky ones. She was everything they ever hoped for in a four-legged companion. But then, seven years later, tragedy struck. A neighbor left the door open and Leia escaped.


It had been weeks since the family received any promising leads. Finally, a couple saw her in the woods. The family raced over. The pup was roughly 50 feet away from them but because she was in survival mode, she ran. At this point, her primal instincts kicked in and she was focused on finding food and water—and avoiding humans altogether. Even her family.


The next step was to involve a rescue group that specializes in catching strays as well as animals that go missing. A woman named Donna agreed to help and she and her team set up feeding stations and humane traps.


Three months later, a wonderful person named Amanda was working at her office when she saw a dog outside her window. What happens next is everything! This 100-day rescue mission will have you on the edge of your seat. The determined family never gave up on their beloved dog. Would you?

Please ‘SHARE’ to pass on this story to a friend or family member

Click ‘SHARE’ below to pass it on to a friend or family member!

Recent Articles

Interested in learning even more about all things dogs? Get your paws on more great content from iHeartDogs!

Read the Blog