Kris Anderson and her daughter, Sarah Lucas, were vacationing at the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve in San Diego, California, when Georgia, their beloved dog, disappeared into the canyon to chase a rabbit. For hours, they searched for the 8-year-old shar-pei mix, but she was gone. Heartbroken, they made the 37-mile journey back to their home in Carlsbad, California.
Anderson never gave up hope for finding Georgia. Each day, she made the 70-mile round trip journey back to the canyon to look for her dog, despite the park rangers informing her that with all the coyotes in the area, it was unlikely that Georgia had even survived the night.
But nine days after the little dog vanished into the canyon, Anderson heard a familiar sound. "I heard my doggy door, that sound, that flip flip flip sound, and her chain, and I woke up and she jumped on my bed," she recalls.
Georgia traveled 37 miles through backyards, freeways, torrential rains, even Fourth of July fireworks, but she made it home. She was a little thin, but otherwise healthy and happy to be back with the family she loves. Anderson was beside herself with joy and says she's learned a valuable lesson. Georgia needs to stay on her leash at the canyon.