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    Default Tillie (Irish/spaniel X) stays with Phoebe, (basset) til she is rescued from hole

    Devoted Dog Stands Guard Over Trapped Pup For Week Until Rescue

    An astonishing display of canine companionship.



    Hilary Hanson News editor, The Huffington Post






    Posted: 09/18/2015 10:34 AM EDT



    Two lost dogs are now both safe at home thanks to one of the canines standing watch over her friend for days.

    Tillie, a setter mix, guarded her "best friend" Phoebe the basset hound for days before rescuers found the lost dogs.">
    Amy Carey Tillie, a setter mix, guarded her "best friend" Phoebe the basset hound for days before rescuers found the lost dogs.




    Tillie, an Irish setter and spaniel mix, and Phoebe, a basset hound, took off from their home in Vashon, Washington, on Sept. 7, owner B.J. Duft told ABC News. Duft said he he was throwing a party that day, and with all the activity, someone left the door open.
    After a full week, Duft still hadn’t found his beloved pets. But then animal rescue organization Vashon Island Pet Protectors, which had posted about Tillie and Phoebe on its Facebook page, received a call from someone saying that for the past few days, a "reddish" dog had been coming up them on their property, then heading back into a ravine.
    VIPP volunteers headed into that ravine, and found Tillie next to an old concrete cistern, volunteer Amy Carey told USA Today. Inside the concrete cistern was Phoebe, alive and well, but unable to get out.
    The VIPP team was able to rescue both dogs and reunite them with Duft, who was "thrilled" to see them.



    Phoebe, inside the cistern before rescuers helped her out.">
    Amy Carey Phoebe, inside the cistern before rescuers helped her out.




    "It was very clear what Tillie had done," Carey told ABC. "She had not left her friend's side except for going up to the man's house when he was there to try and get help for Phoebe."
    Duft, who said he ordered a dog collar with GPS to help prevent something like this from happening again, told the network he was “absolutely not surprised” that Tillie stood by her friend in the woods.
    “She’s a very caring, loving and nurturing dog and the two of them are best friends,” he said.
    Contact the author of this article at Hilary.Hanson@huffingtonpost.com


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    Good girl Tillie!
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    Awwww that photo makes me teary!
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    Ummm what's wrong with those people, haven't they every watched Lassie? Timmy (or in this case, Tillie) is trapped in the well!

    I wonder how far from home they wandered. And although it's a sweet story and I'm glad it had a happy ending, that owner better never let this happen again! I mean, if you're having a party with lots of people milling around, you need to put the dogs up somewhere safe so they don't get out like this!
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