Last month, when my dog got out and I couldn’t find him, I was a mess… It was the middle of winter and I was frantic because he could freeze to death in the night. I called people I knew, and they searched for hours. I couldn’t imagine all the horrible things that might happen. I contacted all the local agencies plus posted pictures on social media with info on how to alert me if they saw him. The temperature was dipping into the lower 20s and I knew that he wouldn’t be able to survive long if he had not found some sort of shelter! My partner drove around for most of the night trying to see any trace of him or paw prints in the snow. I knew he would be afraid because he never left the yard unless he was on a leash with us. The following morning, I was frantic. I got a call from a few houses down asking me if we had found our dog. I was in tears as I told them that we hadn’t. They said that they had driven by the mechanic’s garage down the road and noticed that there were paw prints in the snow. We immediately went down there to talk to the owner and he said that he did have a dog in the back that had shown up the morning before. He did not know what to do with it so he had stuck it in his office where it would be warm until he could figure out who the dog belonged to. Although he was scared and sleepy, he was very happy to see us. I was grateful that he had found a location to spend the night. If it had not been for the Heating and A/C in the mechanic’s garage, imagine what would have happened.