Happy tails! ‘Leo’ found outside Lone Pine

The heartbreaking story of a missing dog had a tail-wagging happy ending today when Leo was reunited with his owners who are visiting the Eastern Sierra from Idaho.
Leo and his human back together again today Photos courtesy Landa Coldiron

Leo and his human Pam Brunsfeld back together again today
Photos courtesy Landa Coldiron

Leo, a sheltie, went missing last Friday in Lone Pine but was found today when a man and his dog noticed Leo hiding in the brush near Whitney Portal Road.
The man had seen banners and posters placed in Lone Pine by Landa Coldiron of lostpetdetection, who was alerted to missing Leo and traveled to the Owens Valley to help with the search.
Coldiron said her bloodhounds, including Glory the Bloodhound, the American Humane Association’s 2015 Search Dog of the Year, got a solid direction of travel but were stopped by fences and private property.
But Leo was found when a man pulled over on Whitney Portal Road with his dog, which started barking after spotting Leo in nearby brush.
Leo Glory1
The alert, good samaritan had just seen the signs that Leo was missing, Coldiron reports, and he called a friend who then got the information off a sign and a wonderful reunion was had by all.
– Bob Todd
Landa Coldiron

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9 Responses to Happy tails! ‘Leo’ found outside Lone Pine

  1. Rick OB March 22, 2016 at 6:56 pm #

    “I LOVE it when a plan comes together” !

  2. Nicole March 22, 2016 at 11:55 pm #

    Wonderful!! 🙂

  3. Gina March 23, 2016 at 7:51 am #

    Makes my Day!!!!!!!

  4. carri coudek March 23, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

    Love to hear stories like this -this only goes to show there are devein interventions all the time .

  5. Low-Inyo March 24, 2016 at 7:08 am #

    GREAT ending…..and the one really good thing about social media……when a dog goes missing,putting it out over the internet and web-sites,the # 1 way of finding it,even more so than private parties going out to look on their own….putting the word out,alerting people if they happen to see it while doing their own daily chores and recreations,especially when the direction of travel is unknown.Great job by the LADWP guy for finding this dog and getting it back home.

  6. A Citizen March 24, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

    Very happy to hear this. 🙂

  7. Lori mclean March 25, 2016 at 4:55 pm #


  8. Capn Trips March 25, 2016 at 8:42 pm #

    Great story. When one of our animals gets lost its great to see people being proactive to get the word out. Its what saved this dog’s life and reunited with it’s owner. Sure one person found him but it was because of everyone involved. Even though the bloodhound didnt end up locating Leo, it was a genorous offer, and generated more press, spreading the word even farther. Whish there was more good news, in general.

  9. DESCO March 26, 2016 at 4:35 am #

    More good news and less negativity and name calling.


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