The Saint Bernard Old Lady had gone through a lot in her lifetime before being rescued from a puppy mill. After being taken in by Rough Start Rescue, she was placed in a foster home that seemed to promise a better life. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse when she disappeared into snowy woods, putting herself in grave danger.
The elderly dog named Old Lady was jumpy and jittery because of her past traumatic encounters. Her new foster parent had just driven her to a new location, but as soon as she hopped out of the car, something frightened her and she bolted away in terror. She scampered off into the nearby woods, leaving her caretakers worried about her survival in the harsh cold weather. Since Old Lady had recently gotten a haircut, she didn’t have much fur left to shield her from the biting winds and thick blankets of snow.
Despite the tireless search operations, Old Lady remained elusive and couldn’t be caught. She was extremely frightened and kept herself hidden, making it impossible for anyone to rescue her. Even if she had a thick fur coat, it was doubtful that she could survive alone in the wilderness for more than two weeks. The chances of finding her alive were gradually diminishing.
The resilient Old Lady was not an easy match for the harsh environment she found herself in. She refused to succumb to death, despite the cold and loneliness of the woods. It’s possible that she harbored a belief that she deserved to be saved and spend the rest of her days in a compassionate environment. Despite the odds against her, she clung on until 17 days later when the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office got a call about a dog that had been tied up in the woods.
On their Facebook page, Ruff Start Rescue shared with their fans that Old Lady had an unfortunate incident of getting tangled up in some trees with her leash. The poor pooch was understandably frightened, so the rescuers approached her with great care and patience. Thankfully, they were able to untangle her and safely bring her back with them.
After returning to Ruff Start Rescue, Old Lady took some time to recover from her previous experience. However, in just a short span of days, she was already eager to be with her new foster mother.
Ruff Start Rescue shared an exciting update on their Facebook page, revealing that Old Lady had been found. The rescue organization made sure to take extra precautions, having two handlers and multiple leashes and collars on the dog. They expressed their gratitude towards The Retrievers for their assistance in the search, as well as everyone who helped spread the word about the missing pup. Ruff Start Rescue acknowledged that it was due to the increased awareness that Old Lady was ultimately located.
At last, the Old Lady can bid farewell to her struggles and bask in the comfort of her new dwelling. She can now enjoy a secure environment and will be pampered and looked after for the remainder of her days.