Two years ago, a young black German Shepherd was found abandoned in a wooded area of Washington state, which was in the last stages of pregnancy.
The dog was taken in by the nonprofit Useless Bay Sanctuary, founded by Jim Branson. And the next day, the shepherd gave birth to a single puppy.
The puppy was smaller than it should be. So he was first called Burrito, but then given the name Tino.
When Tino grew up, the founder of the shelter drew attention to him and offered to try to make him a rescue dog.
During training, Tino immediately showed that he had the necessary skills for this job.
After 16 months of training, Tino was accepted into the “Three Retrievers Lost Pet Rescue” squad, which also contains Jim Branson and is engaged in the search and rescue of lost pets.
Recently, the detachment received a call that an 11-year-old Pyrenean mountain dog named Pappy disappeared during a horse ride in nature.
At first, volunteers searched for the dog. But the forest was too big, and the dog was never found.
On the second day, Jim Branson and Tino went to work in the forest, accompanied by the Pappy’s owner.
After about an hour and a half, the owner of the dog managed to find the place where he last saw his dog.
After that, Tino was given a sniff of a rag that Pappy was playing with and Tino instantly took the dog’s trail and ran along it.
Tino followed the trail for about 45 minutes, climbing over fallen trees and climbing through bushes.
Soon he found himself in a swampy area where there was a lot of mud and threw himself into the mud with a loud bark.
When Jim Branson and Pappy’s owner followed Tino into the thicket, they saw something moving in the mud and it was a white dog that was stuck on all four paws.
It was the missing Pappy!
But now the problem was how to get him out.
It took several straps, which were tied around the dog’s body, to pull him out of the swamp.
Also, under the paws of the dog, they put all the branches and logs that were nearby.
Finally, Pappy was saved, but he was so tired that he could hardly stand on his paws.
He went home in the trailer of an ATV, which was driven by his owner.
The proud Tino sat by his side all this time, listening to the praises addressed to him and rejoicing that he had done his job well.