When Penny Blackwell came home from work on the evening of Sept. 25, her visiting parents told that her two golden retrievers, 4-year-old Baxter and 6-year-old Bailey, were missing.
Blackwell’s husband had taken the dogs swimming that morning, then put them on a double leash and left them outside for a few minutes. When he came back, they were gone.
She looked for the dogs for days, and posted announcements on Facebook.
“I had truly lost hope that I would ever see them again and I just think it’s amazing that I got them back and I really think that if it weren’t for Facebook, I wouldn’t have gotten them back,” she said. “Everybody that saw that on Facebook was messaging me, texting me, calling me offering to help. The support was just unbelievable, from total strangers.”