Lost Dog Asks Police for Help and They Assist in Finding Her Family
Photo: Walnut Creek Police
The missing pit bull who got lost behaved as if she knew that Officer Akers would help her… and he did!

A lost dog from Walnut Creek in California just knew exactly where she could get help. The pit bull, which did not have a tag or a microchip, jumped inside a police car parked by the road as if to let the cops know that she has been separated from her family.

Officer Akers was stationed at Broadway and Newell that fine Sunday afternoon when he saw the dog jumped into his car. The police officer realized that the pit bull could be recently lost from someone's loving home and not a stray because it appeared to be in good health and was taken cared of well. The four-legged creature also demonstrated that she's a well-trained pup and could understand the commands stay, sit and lay down.

A Sweet Pit Bull That Got Lost

Officer Akers had a bright idea to help the dog find his family. He drove the pit bull to a local animal shelter with the hope that her owners would come looking for her there.

The lost pit bull is waiting in a cop car
Photo: Walnut Creek Police

On the way to the shelter, however, the cop witnessed just how a sweet the pit bull really is! The unnamed dog comfortably sat on Officer Aker's lap while he drove to the Contra Costa Animal Services.

When Officer Akers dropped off the dog, she also knew how to show her gratitude because she gave the police a kiss on the cheeks. That kiss was caught on camera and posted on the Walnut Creek Police Department Facebook page.

Lost dog thanks police officer
Photo: Walnut Creek Police

Pit bulls have a reputation for being vicious but this lost dog proved that this stereotype is not true.

Reunited With Her Family

With the help of the shelter, the Walnut Creek police force set out to look for the family of the pit bull. Not long after that, the officers reported that the dog, whose actual name is Quinn, is back with her family.

Her owners, the Davis family, revealed on the Facebook post that Quinn was actually taken from their house by an acquaintance. They believed that this person might have had something else planned for the sweet dog, but they grateful she ended up safely in the care of Officer Akers.

What To Do If You Lose Your Dog

It's devastating when a dog goes missing but pet owners must get their grips because the next 24 hours will be a crucial time. It will help to enlist a group of people to help find your missing dog and cover more ground.

Do a sweep of the neighborhood first and try calling out the dog's name. As you search, inform the neighbors that your dog is missing and show them photos of the pup, which you're likely to have on your phone.

If your search of the neighborhood hasn't turn out successfully then create flyers with:

  • Your dog's current photo
  • A description of the pet
  • Your contact details
  • Other useful information that's helpful to the search

Consider offering a reward in the flyer as well to boost your chances of finding the pup. Post the flyer around your neighborhood, as well as sites near your place. You can follow a sample of a flyer from Pet FBI.

If your dog has a microchip, call the company to inform them of what happened, so that they can also alert you when they have leads. Then visit local vets or animal shelters and ask if you could leave some flyers at their place, too.

Use social media to maximize your search. These days, many lost dogs have been reunited with their families because people willingly share stories of missing dogs on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Aside from social media, you can also post a flyer on Craigslist, and while you're on that site, search under the “Found” section just in case someone has actually posted about finding your dog.

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Camden Savage is a Phoenix based writer, vegan, cupcake addict and dog lover. Years in the animal rescue trenches have taught her every aspect of dog ownership from behavioral problems, personality and breed specific trait differences of all dogs.