Tillie a golden retriever and Phoebe a basset hound didn’t return from their walk on Vashon Island, Washington in early September. Their owner contacted Vashon Island Pet Protectors who, after five days, posted a lost dog notice to their Facebook. A stranger reported that Tillie had been on their property seemingly trying to draw attention. The VIPP Volunteers set out to investigate.
“When I got there and looked down, Tillie saw me but didn’t come running up,” a volunteer told The Dodo. “She just stayed near the edge of this cistern, pressed with her head as close as she could get. Had she run up, we might have never realized that Phoebe was down there. She just stayed put, making it so clear that I had to come to her so I would see her friend.”
The dogs were both in good health, and had avoided dehydration by drinking rainwater.