An amazing rescue, as one dog saves his brother

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One brother saving another brothers life is a beautiful thing, and that is exactly was Baxter did for his brother Bailey in Cape Cod this week.  The golden retrievers were tethered on the same lead in their yard when they managed to escape over 2 weeks ago.   Their desperate owner Penny Blackwell searched relentlessly, putting up posters and even asking for help on Facebook, but to no avail.

After 2 weeks had gone by she had begun to give up hope.  Then while she was out of town on business she got the best text message ever, from a friend who had found Baxter wandering near home.  Blackwell was ecstatic and as soon as she was back with Baxter, he led her on a chase to find his brother.  “Baxter kind of led me off the side through the woods. I had twigs in my eyes and leaves in my hair,” Blackwell said.

It turned out that Bailey, who still had a lead on him, was tangled up around some bushes and was stuck.  Blackwell presumes that they were both trapped in the same spot until Baxter managed to break free and find his way back, eventually leading to the rescue of Bailey. “I could hardly get him untied because he was jumping on me and jumping on Baxter because he was so happy to see us,” Blackwell said.

Both dogs had lost quite a bit of weight but were otherwise in good health and extremely happy to be home.  A very grateful and happy Blackwell says Baxter is a hero for leading her to his brother, a wonderful rescue to give this near tragic story a very happy ending.

7 thoughts on “An amazing rescue, as one dog saves his brother”

  1. Shame on their owner Penny for having Baxter and Bailey tethered on the SAME lead. I’m glad to read there was a happy ending but the 2 dogs (at the negligence of their owner) could have been strangled. WAKE UP PEOPLE……if you wouldn’t do it to a human, why would you do it to an animal?

  2. So glad they were found, but please fence in your yard. Dogs should never be tethered. It is simply not safe or right. Or walk them when they have to potty but don’t tether them. This should be a BIG lesson for you.

  3. Tethered on the same lead? Once again, the “smart” dog saves the butt of the “dumb” human… SMH

  4. Wonderful ending to a scary story but WHAT KIND OF IDIOT leaves dogs tied up outside especially without supervision AND tethered on the same lead?? This woman does NOT deserve to have her dogs. SHE CAUSED THIS and she should own up to it and find a better home for her dogs than she apparently is willing to provide. I don’t think she will pass up the chance to do this again because, frankly, you can’t cure stupid. If she didn’t think about the consequences of her moronic actions in the first place, she sure won’t again and will do something as stupid or even more stupid.


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