#nationallostdogawarenessday :: Many of you may not know Ollie's story — the Ollie behind our #TravelsWithOllie group hikes was once a lost dog. In fact, 4 years ago on this day, I found him running through rural North Carolina on my way back to DC. This is one of the 1st images I made of him – swipe to see the moment we met. I fell hard, can you tell? 💙 .
Experience with dog rescue helped me tremendously that day. I immediately called the Boston Terrier Rescue operating in the region and they were simply amazing. Within an hour, I had visited the local vet, checked for the microchip (none) and set up a foster nearby for him to stay with until his family was found. The rescue managed the "found" listings and outreach to area shelters. After 3 weeks with no response (how?!), they asked me if I wanted him. Ummmm…how could I say no? .
For the full story, additional photos and resources for lost dogs, check out my blog (link in bio). #gotchaday