Buddy is an Australian Kelpie, with a white chest. He has pointy ears, and weighs about 55 pounds. If you see him, the family says he will not bite and you can easily warm up to him. There is a $500 dollar reward. You can reach Rich Stanley at 701-720-4310.
It was an emotional scene Friday morning as the family who lived on 1405 Appoloosa Way returned to what is now ashes and debris. Rich and Katy Stanley, along with Katy`s son Adam Gauthier were there, but the one member missing, was their dog Buddy.
"Buddy saved my life and he`s been missing since the fire," said Richard Stanley.
Wednesday afternoon, Rich came home from work, jumped in the shower and then was going to relax for the rest of the day. However, during his shower, he heard his dog barking.
Something was wrong. The house was smoking, and the fire was spreading. Richard and Buddy ran out of the house together but when Rich ran back in the house to grab the car keys, he came out and Buddy was gone and has been missing since.
"He`s so a part of our lives, there`s no words to describe it," said Katy Stanley.
Family members say they`re confident he didn`t go back into the house. They believe he`s alive and roaming the prairie of Ward County and they`re asking for help in finding him.
"If you have a tracking dog or something, I mean we have a blanket with his scent on it," said Gauthier.
Since Wednesday they have received several phone calls from people who believe they may have seen Buddy. Katy believes he`s confused because the house that Buddy knew is no longer there.