Family Dog Keeps 2-Year-Old Safe During Her Disappearance
Kathleen Shipman 1/18/2016
The family was devastated after he went missing.. Fortunately, the toddler had their pet by his the entire time - who is now being called a hero.
Payton is only knee-high, yet somehow managed to escape from his family's property. One good thing was that the family's dog followed the little boy every step of the way. For several long hours, he was missing. During that time, the family, the police, and also volunteers looked for him. The toddler was only wearing a t-shirt and a diaper at the time, so having the dog there to keep him warm was a blessing.
Eventually, the two were found after the police discovered the dog's footprints - and heard him barking. The family dog is being praised for her loyalty after staying with the tot during his disappearance. Sophia's Grandmother even believes that they may not have found the toddler if it hadn't of been for their pet. And as for the dog's reward? She will definitely be getting a great deal of snacks and treats for her heroic actions!