A Dog's Journey

Bear Comes Home

Thought I’d end the weekend with a happy story 🙂

Dog reunites with owners after mysterious 700-mile journey

A dog that vanished from a Sacramento suburb Tuesday afternoon was reunited with its owner Saturday after turning up more than 700 miles away, unharmed, in Washington State.
The dog, a 2-year-old Patterdale terrier named Bear, was last seen playing around the family construction business where its owner, 32-year-old Bryan Rapozo, works with his father. “Bryan is with Bear every day,” said his father, Bret Rapozo, 51. “It’s like his son. Everywhere Bryan goes, Bear’s with him.” He added, “He was very upset. He told me it’s like someone snatching up one of his kids.”
On Thursday, they received a call from the Humane Society in Tacoma, Wash. Bear had turned up in a local neighborhood, and someone had brought him in. A microchip confirmed his identity. He was just overwhelmed,” Bret Rapozo said of his son. “I got goose bumps.” The Rapozos hopped in the car for the 740-mile drive to Tacoma. On Saturday night they were on their way back home, driving south on the 101 with the dog curled comfortably in his favorite jacket, asleep. How the dog traveled more than 700 miles in two days is a mystery. The Rapozos think someone snatched him, because his collar and tag were missing.
Only God knows what Bear experienced along his journey.  And He blessed him to be safe and reunited with his owner.

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My cat Lazer hid in a Levitz van when we had furniture delivered. Next thing you know, he was 10 miles away & lost. I found him after a day and a half of searching. Was b4 the days of chips. Gotta love today’s technology!

Dr. Eowyn

Great story to begin a new week, Deb!
Glad Bear is back with his owner/dad. Our pet companions are a piece of our very heart.


A good reason to microchip! I’m glad this story had a happy ending!

Candance Moore
Candance Moore

Awwww, that’s a beautiful dog. I love these heart warming stories.