Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Friendly Dog With Message On His Tag Joins Couple On Their Forest Hike.

Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

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Setting out on an adventure is a great way to spice up your life, and it's even better if that adventure takes place outdoors. There are virtually no limits to what you can do! You can go camping, scuba diving, biking, snorkeling, swimming, and hiking. Now you probably don't give this much thought, but outdoor adventures can be fun for creatures other than humans. One couple learned that dogs are just as interested in exploring as we are.

Follow The Path

Follow The Path

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Hiking through the snowy forests of North Bend, Washington were Scott Brown and his wife, heading towards a popular waterfall. But they noticed something on the trail before they got to their intended destination. "I made a joke to my wife that it was a bear," said Brown. If we'd been in their shoes, we would run away faster than you could finish saying "Yogi," but it turns out it wasn't a bear at all.

A Trail Buddy

A Trail Buddy

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The couple spotted a big fluffy dog, with beautiful black fur. It was sitting at the start of the trail. Since the area was remote, the couple was surprised to run into a dog. But the pooch seemed happy, so they felt they had no reason to be concerned about him. They assumed the dog's family was nearby and that he'd eventually just go away. But this wasn't the last time the couple would run into the dog!

Follow The Leader

Follow The Leader

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It didn't take long for Brown and his wife to realize they weren't alone on their long seven-mile hike. The big black dog had appointed himself a tour guide. "He took the lead anywhere from a couple feet, to way out in front, out of sight," said Brown. The dog didn't mind that the couple walked slowly. "He would sit and wait for us as we took photos and then continue on when we did." But the pooch was about to surprise them in a very big way.

It's All In The Tag

It's All In The Tag

Scott Brown / Facebook

The couple had made it to the waterfall and started taking photos. That's when Brown realized that the dog had a collar around his neck with a tag. But then again, he knew this dog, who was wandering in the wilderness, didn't belong here. He looked healthy, but how was he eating? How did he stay warm at night? Could he have been lost? Did he need a family? Brown was curious to know more.

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