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Facebook Fan Reunites Country Star Dierks Bentley with Lost Dog

by Melanie

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Jake and Dierks

Dierks Bentley was distraught when his dog Jake went missing Sunday night, and took to social websites to help bring him home.

The Nashville area was rocked with severe thunderstorms.  Jake had been let out in the yard, and a thunderclap likely shook him enough to make him scale the fence.  Bentley immediately tweeted this news, and it was retweeted by thousands of his followers.

Jake is well-known to fans:  he has appeared in Bentley’s music videos “What was I Thinkin,” “Feel that Fire” and “Up on the Ridge.”

Bentley and his friends spent the night combing the area for the frightened dog.   Early Monday morning, fans were delighted to see the country star tweet:  “Omg.  My wife just told me someone found Jake on Facebook and is bringing him to our house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Bentley soon posted a photo of himself with Jake and his rescuer, Anna Belle.  He said in a tweet that the woman “swooped in and picked Jake up after he was almost hit by another car.”

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Anna Belle, Dierks and Jake


“One of the happiest days of my life.  Grown men don’t cry…yeah right.  Thank you to everyone on Facebook and Twitter that spread the word,” he tweeted.  “P.S. I’m not afraid to admit that the first thing I did this morning when I woke up was to check Twitter to see if Jake had been found.”