Steeler has been missing from Swoyersville since 08/24/2020. He made it all the way to Shavertown and crossed 309. He ended up off of Pioneer Ave in the woods behind Warden Ave.
Today, we got the sighting that we have been waiting for…..the sighting that got him home. Our friend Bridget saw a post in a Facebook group and immediately sent it to you to see if it was the dog we had posted as lost. I saw the photo and immediately said to my hubby that’s him, “let’s go”. Thank you Bridget for messaging me!!
A huge thank you to Christine for posting the sighting!! Thank you to Christine and Kevin for letting us completely invade your property without hesitation to help Steeler. You both are wonderful, thank you from the bottom of our hearts without your sighting and allowing us to use your property, he would still be lost out there.
Myself and my husband got there very quickly and set up food and a camera. Jeff saw him in the woods when he was setting up the food. We had Steeler’s mom come with her other dog and just had her walk around a small area by the woods to try to lure him out. She heard him in the woods, but he didn’t come out. We didn’t want her to go into the woods as that would have scared him and pushed him out.
We decided to set the trap with the storms coming in today and wait it out. Less than an hour and a half later, Steeler found the food and the trap. He was super hungry and went right in and demolished everything in the trap. Steeler didn’t even care that the door closed, he was too busy eating.
He has lost a lot of weight and is exhausted as expected. But, he is safe and will be seeing his vet tomorrow for a checkup. His gums look good and he looks good for being lost so long and being a senior with hip dysplasia.
Thank you everyone that shared posts, watched for him, and prayed. Steeler is a sweetheart and we love him. Welcome home handsome, your mom and family were so worried about you.
Never give up hope and if you work with us…..we certainly won’t let you give up…..that’s not an option in my book.
Capture and reunion video below. How stinking cute is Steeler? Those eyes melted my heart.