Lost Dog Makes 1,200 Mile Trip from Colorado to California

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Lost but not forgotten, a Colorado dog spent six months on the run, eventually ending up at a shelter in Salinas, CA., 1200 miles from home.

Since November of 2010 Samantha Squires has been searching for Buster Brown after he went missing from her yard. When the dog was recently turned in to the Salinas Animal Services shelter, a microchip was scanned, but the numbers it returned were outdated. The shelter sent a letter to the last known address of the dog’s owner, asking them to claim the dog by the 31st of May. After that date he would be listed for adoption.

On the afternoon of the 31st the shelter received a very emotional call from Samantha Squires. She was elated to know Buster was safe, but lacked the resources to get him home. Out of desperation she called Frontier Airlines. She told them Buster’s story, and they were so moved they offered to donate a flight from San Francisco to Boulder.

Thanks to their generosity, this Friday Buster Brown was homeward bound. And thanks to a new find just discovered, his reunion with his family is included in a video added below.


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52 thoughts on “Lost Dog Makes 1,200 Mile Trip from Colorado to California”

  1. Well, I can say without a doubt, that the next time I book a flight I plan on putting Frontier Airlines at the top of my list.

    Good Going Guys!

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  2. WOW!!! this is just another reminder on what a microchip can do because you just never know what can happen.

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  3. He’s in way too good of shape to have spent that entire time on the streets, but at least whoever had him took pretty good care of him. Nice he’s going home. Hope to see some footage of the reunion.

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  4. I would love to see a news report when his family meets him at the airport! Teared up just thinking about it!

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