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Lost Dog Travels Over 50 Miles And Shows Up At Girl Scout Camp

Lost Dog Travels Over 50 Miles And Shows Up At Girl Scout Camp

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a furry friend takes you by surprise. 

This time – it was Boey’s turn to take the spotlight!

In December 2023, this curious boy went missing from his home in Zolfo Springs, Florida.

Boey embarked on a mysterious journey, not knowing that he’d wind up showing up over 50 miles away, in Bradenton, Florida, in the most unexpected place – a Girl Scout campground!

Boey’s Confusing Journey

After finding himself in a sticky situation, this friendly dog soon embraced his destiny and started making friends. He spent the whole weekend sleeping in the rain in front of the girl’s cabins and waiting for them to come and hang out.

What everyone was confused about was how Boey ended up there, as he had no collar, and yet, was as friendly as a family dog.

Eventually, this good boi was taken to the vet, where he was further examined. 

After the initial checkup, the vets, with the help of giant-hearted rescuer, Patty Giarrusso, president of Lost Pet Services, Inc., helped Boey go to Manatee County Animal Welfare.

Once he arrived at his new temporary shelter, Boey was taken care of well and soon started making new friends. What the crew didn’t know at the time was that his story was much more complex than they thought.

Boey was not an ordinary stray dog that spent his life roaming the streets. And, he definitely was not abandoned by his owner and left to fend for himself.

But, where did he come from? And, how exactly did he end up at a Girl Scout campground?

This mystery was soon to be resolved!

Mystery Decoded

Joan Pfender, one of the volunteers at the shelter, spotted Boey on a local lost pet group. At the time, he wasn’t sure whether it was Boey or a dog that looked really similar to him, so he decided to check it out.

He scanned this friendly boi for a microchip and soon made a shocking realization!

It turned out that Boey had an owner, and he has been missing this entire time. As soon as he was contacted with the good news, Boey’s dad arrived at the shelter to retrieve his beloved companion.

It was such a heartwarming reunion when Boey saw his owner after all this time. Even though no one knows exactly how this dog ended up over 50 miles away from home, the important thing is that he was finally safe.

“Great news! Flapjack, also known as Boey, was reunited with his Dad after being missing since December in Zolfo Springs! Huge thanks to Lost Pet Services, Inc. for spotting Boey on a Desoto lost pet group and helping connect him with his owner. Your dedication is incredible,” MCAW wrote on Facebook.

“This serves as a reminder to never assume a dog was abandoned and to never give up hope in reuniting lost pets with their owners,” the Lost Pet Services team added.

What could’ve been a real tragedy ended up being the funniest camp story that Boey and his owner will remember for a long time. And, next time, hopefully, he’ll think of another safer adventure before jumping into action!