Donna and Mark Wallin had given up hope about a week ago.
After their three-and-a-half year old dog Tashah’s leash broke and she ran away on July 5 at the Riverside RV Resort and Campground in Whistler, the couple was sure she would never be found.
But then on Monday night (Oct. 1) they received a call that the shiba inu had been found and by staff at the Riverside Junction Café.
“We’re just ecstatic we aren’t leaving her out of our sight,” said Donna on Tuesday after getting Tashah home to Langley. “The biggest thing is that our hearts go out to everybody in Whistler.
“We put posters everywhere and everybody was out looking for her — I could not believe the response we got.”
She said they have been returning to the resort on a regular basis to look for their dog over the past three months, with regular reports of her being sighted. They had been in contact with Whistler Animals Galore and local bylaw officers so they were also on the lookout. “
“Every time we heard of a sighting we would go up there and walk around calling her name,” Donna said, adding the veterinarian has given Tashah a clean bill of health, although she has gone from 15 to 8.6 kilograms in weight.