Facebook_off Twitter_off Pinterest Instagram_off Googleplus_off Youtube_off Emailnewsletter

Welcome to DogHeirs, Where Dogs Are Family! Log in or Sign Up


DogHeirs Tshirts

Missing special needs three-year old found because of family dog

P8010053_thumb By Tamara | May 03, 2012 | Comments (2)

Scout kept 3 year old safe

A missing 3-year-old special needs boy was found safe in rural Bixby, Oklahoma after he wandered from home. Triston Charles was found in large part because of the family's German Shepherd mix dog, Scout, stayed by his side the entire time.

Triston reunited with his mom

His mother woke at 6 a.m. and Triston was sleeping next to her. When she woke again at 9:30, she found the back door of the home open and Triston and Scout were gone. Police believe the boy simply woke up and decided to go for a walk with the dog, and the dog followed after the boy.

Bixby Police were called in to search for the boy. Search dogs couldn't find their trail and the search proved challenging because the terrain around the home was densely wooded with rocky hills and creeks. It was a local man on horseback who joined in the search that eventually found Triston and Scout four hours after they went missing. He located them around a half mile away down a ravine. His horse was alerted to the dog and the dog lead him to the boy.

Scout helped rescue a young boy

As Triston can hear but cannot speak, it was incredibly fortunate Scout was with him, as the dog's barking was what caught the attention of the horse.

Triston's father credits Scout for leading rescuers to Triston. "He's really kind of the hero in this story," said Triston's father, Mike Charles. "Because he stayed with Triston the whole time. The dog actually led the guy on the horse to the child. So that was pretty amazing. And we are just very grateful."

Triston suffered a few scratches on his legs from the thick brush and had several ticks on him. But other than that, he is all right. Triston will celebrate his fourth birthday next week.

Triston was found safe thanks to the family dog



via News on 6

View more articles in: Community News

You may also like

Stray dog comes to the rescue of woman in car crash (VIDEO)

Shannon Lorio crashed her car on a rural road in Georgia. Her life was in danger, but she received help from an unlikely hero. As she lay in her wrecked vehicle, a stray dog approached from out of the woods and came to her aid. The dog kept her awake and pulled her out of the car, dragging her over 100 feet back to the road. She was able to flag down a passing car...
Read more

Police dog blooper: K9 keeps a close watch on "target" during lesson (VIDEO)

During a training session, a German Shepherd K9 Officer in-the-making shows everyone that he is always on the job, from capturing the "target" to keeping an unusually close eye on his every move...! What happened at 0:38 seconds into this video caught everyone by surprise and made them laugh!   Recommended Reading: Manstopper!: Training a Canine Guardian
Read more

German Shepherd waking up makes everyone laugh (VIDEO)

When Dex the German Shepherd wakes from a deep sleep he makes everyone smile and laugh with his funny face! He's so cute!
Read more

Heroic Pit Bull saves her family and runs back into burning home to rescue 5 dogs

Baby, a 10-year-old Pit Bull, is being credited with saving her family from a dangerous house fire after she sounded the alarm and saved two people inside. She then bravely re-entered the burning home to rescue the 5 other dogs from the blaze. Sisters Rhonda and Evelyn Westerberger were asleep in their in Lincoln County, Oklahoma home when a fire broke out and began to engulf their house. Baby ran to each of them and...
Read more

Man finds his stolen dog while looking to adopt a new shelter dog

A year and a half after Dozer, Richard Brower’s beloved German Shepherd was stolen from him, Richard had decided he had to move on. As heartbreaking as the decision was to make, he felt it was time to accept his best friend was gone. The Canadian man, who lives in Alberta, began searching for a new dog to adopt. Opening his heart to getting another dog turned out to be a miracle in disguise! Richard...
Read more

Comments on this Article

Thank God for that family!
Thanks for sharing this heart warming story from my home town!!!
» View all comments

Add Your Comment!

Log in to leave a comment or Create an account

Spring Sale on T-Shirts

Must See

Follow DogHeirs

Also find us on: DogHeirs on Twitter DogHeirs on Pinterest DogHeirs on Instagram DogHeirs on Google+

Copyright 2015 DogHeirs