Earlier this week, logger Jake Higgins had spotted the dog wandering by himself while working in a remote stretch of forest near Conway, New Hampshire. Fearing the pet had been abandoned, Higgins alerted the Conway Area Humane Society for help.
On Thursday, the shelter's operations manager Debra Cameron travelled with volunteer Kevin Ahearn to meet up with Higgins so he could lead them to where he thought the dog might be.
"Thankfully, Jake knew the trail he had seen him taking and brought us right to it," Cameron told The Dodo. "We just happened to get there in time to see a flash of the dog's tail before he headed down a slope."