A 10-year-old dog named Leo escaped from the hotel room pet mom Danielle and her family were staying at in Dalton, Georgia on October 30th of last year. The family stayed in Georgia for two weeks trying to find Leo but had no luck.
After some close calls, a resident snapped a picture on February 12th of a dog in the woods behind their home that turned out to be Leo. Nearly a month later, a pet rescue team was able to catch Leo so he could be reunited with his owner.
The Lost Pet Recovery Team gives advice on how to recover a lost pet. "If you lose your own dog, put larger posters up in the area of loss, asking people to call you. The poster should include a clear photo of the dog, the phone number to call, and the words ‘Do not chase!’ It should not include the dog's name. When your dog is sighted, ask people not to call out to the dog, nor chase it. They should 'be invisible' and call. Once located, a feeding station with a remote camera can be used to get the dog to settle in one location – a safe zone. Once settled, a plan to lure the dog should be established and acted upon."