Lost search and rescue dog Vito is found
The 3-year-old, mostly black German shepherd was working with his handler at White Marsh Park off Route 3 in Bowie when he got distracted by a fox and ran off, according to his handler, Sonja Heritage, of the Fairfax County, Virginia, search and rescue team.
WTOP radio reports he has since been found and reunited with his handler.
Heritage, who put up fliers and contacted local animal shelters after he went missing, said it was little embarassing since Vito is a highly trained search and rescue dog. But, she added, even the best-trained dogs can get distracted.
“A dog is a dog,” she said.
Posted by jwoestendiek January 9th, 2012 under Muttsblog.
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