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Lost and Found: Missing dog survives 11 days in Boundary Waters

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GRAND MARAIS, MN- Six-year-old Tibetan terrier Eden has been on many camping trips.

But her most recent one to the Boundary Waters was one to remember.

"This was Eden's third time on the Boundary Waters. She's a great little camping dog," said Elinor Werner one of Eden's owners.

On September 17th, Eden got lost while her family was portaging between lakes.

After three days of searching Eden's owners didn't have a choice but to return home to the state of Virginia.


That's when locals stepped up in a big way, with the help of social media and "The Retrievers" a volunteer lost pet organization the search for Eden began.

Amy Addy, Eden's case manager said, "They don't have anyone in the state of Minnesota that could help. So, they sent in a request for assistance and we got the ball rolling."

After eleven days without a sight of Eden, believing Eden was coming home started to get difficult.

"It's hard to not give into to thinking she's probably not with us anymore," Werner said.

That all changed Tuesday afternoon when search crews got the call of a lifetime.

Eden was found alive and well by campers who didn't even know she was missing.

Werner's dad received the call from the couple. "They called and were like hey, we found this dog and your number is on her collar. Are you missing a dog?" She said.

A message Eden's owners want to share with others who are searching for a lost pet never gives up on your pup.

Eden's owners will be leaving the state of Virginia to drive back to Grand Marais on Wednesday.

They hope to be reunited with the dog sometime this weekend.

No word on what Eden was up to all that time missing, or how she stayed safe.

We do know that when she was found, Eden was no longer wearing the doggie life jacket she had on when she was missing.

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Emma Quinn

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