Reunited at last! Washington firefighter gets his dog back

So, what if you lost your fur baby one day? It would be devastating! You will be out looking for him, worried that he’s not eating well or was hurt somewhere. I can’t imagine how terrible that can be. And when I came across this article from, I was tearing a lot seeing how happy this reunion is.

William Jones, a firefighter from Battleground, Washington left his dog Hunter (a Labrador retriever mix) with a friend while he left the area to fight a wildfire.

During Jones’ time away, Hunter escaped from a fenced yard at his pet sitter’s home and he was subsequently picked up as a stray – the dog was taken to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington where he was held for the mandatory “stray hold” time before being adopted out to a new family.

See this heartwarming reunion here:


VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — It’s the reunion we’ve all been waiting for: William Jones finally has his dog Hunter back, over a month after he left to battle a series of fires.


“Hey, buddy!” Jones said as Hunter bolted into his arms.


KOIN 6 News was at the Humane Society of Southwest Washington on Tuesday as the 19-year-old firefighter’s furry friend jumped for joy, chased balls and gave his owner a whole lot of love.


For the past year, Jones and Hunter spent their days hiking, hunting and hanging out at the fire station. But that all changed when wildfires erupted across the state.


Jones said he bought his pup a new kennel before he was called out to fight the fires.


“Two o’clock in the morning came around and I left for a fire,” he said. “I didn’t have time to put [the kennel] up.”



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