“Dear Santa” Letter, Helps Bring Blind Lost Dog Back Home

A young girl asks Santa to help find her lost dog and five days later the little girl’s wish comes true.

Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas is my dog to come back. I do not care about presents, all I care about is my dog Dolly to come back. I miss her so much and love her.
Love Isla Kerr xxxx

That’s what seven-year-old Isla Kerr from Sowerby Bridge, England, wrote to Santa after her three-year-old Boston terrier named Dolly went missing.

Photo credit: Ross Parry

Kerr and her mom, Vanessa Meskimmon, had gone shopping around town and taken Dolly with them, but when they entered a shop, they left Dolly tied up outside. Meskimmon told The Mirror the dog was left unattended just a few minutes, when they came back outside, the blind pet who needs daily medication was gone.

With broken hearts the family went back home and organized their search. The posted fliers and used social media to tell people about the lost dog. Isla also wrote a letter to Santa asking for his help. Well, just five days after writing to Santa, Dolly was found.

A man had found Dolly all alone at a park and thanks to the fliers, the rescuer called the pet’s owners to give them the good news.

When Dolly and his rescuer arrived, Darren Kerr, Isla’s father, met up with them outside the home to confirm the dog’s identity. Once there was no doubt Dolly had been found, the dog was brought back home and reunited with an emotional and thankful Isla.

Photo credit: Ross Parry
Photo credit: Ross Parry

The seven-year-old girl was not the only one excited to have the dog back home. Dolly too couldn’t stop wiggling and licking her owners’ faces.

“Dolly can’t see us but she knows who we are, she knows she’s home and it’s so lovely,” said Meskimmon. “We can’t stop cuddling her, we’re so pleased to have her back. Isla thinks Santa has helped her out.”

We are glad Dolly and Isla’s Christmas will be a happy one.

17 thoughts on ““Dear Santa” Letter, Helps Bring Blind Lost Dog Back Home

  1. This is the second story I have read about the owner leaving their pet tied outside a store and some scum bag took the dog. As you can see your dog isn’t safe. Leave them at home. This is the world we live in. So glad she got her dog back safe and sound.

  2. Boston Terrier that became blind as he aged. We lost him once and did not realize he was lost until my daughter, Monica, and I decided to go grocery shopping and found him standing in the middle of the street looking disorientated. He had been gone just a few minutes. We were fortunate to find him.

  3. I’m glad that all turned out well, but it was sad that they left their blind dog alone, tied up in a strange place where anyone could take her. Many stories like this don’t have a happy ending.

  4. pet owner should never leave dog tied outside while go shop or make a quick shop.. can’t trust people those days.. just carry the dog to the store if they say no dogs then don’t shop there!! pets are precious to leave them outside alone..

    1. Exactly. If you wouldn’t leave your child outside of the store – then you shouldn’t leave your pet!

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