Soon after Bonnie escaped through an open gate, a kind man discovered her and brought the animal to a dog show where his dogs were competing. A family was shocked when their dog ran away, then returned with a rosette from a dog show, and left them speechless.
Peter and Paula Closier’s five-year-old beagle mix Bonnie disappeared through an open fence on Sunday morning, making them ill with concern. With assistance from their two kids and friends, the couple in West Sussex, England, thoroughly searched their home and surrounding.
In a desperate attempt to locate the missing dog, Paula made several calls to the police, vets, and animal shelters. John Wilmer saw Bonnie by the side of the road earlier that day while taking his two puppies to a dog show in Surrey, not far from where the Closiers were looking for her.
Wilmer, who was running late for the performance, found a lost puppy and brought her there with his dogs. To let people know that he had located the dog, the Good Samaritan also shared a picture of Bonnie on Facebook. Paula contacted Wilmer after seeing his Facebook post requesting contact from the pet’s owner.
Wilmer decided to enter Bonnie in the dog show he was attending after he and the Closiers linked and planned a post-show reunion with Bonnie. Bonnie returned with the third-place trophy after Wilmer entered the beagle mix in the Best Rescue Dog competition.
“When Bonnie returned, she was in perfect condition. She merely believed she was enjoying herself, “Peter spoke to SWNS. The dog owner continued, “When she was absent, I had five possible scenarios in my thoughts, with the greatest one being that she returned. This was superior to that because she returned bearing a medal.