An Idaho dog has been reunited with his family after a frightening car accident.
Tilly, a 2-year-old border collie hooker, went missing on Sunday when a vehicle collision ‘threw’ the dog from the back seat of his family’s car on Idaho State Highway 41, a Press release of the Idaho State Police States.
However, Tilly was found two days after the accident on a farm believed to be not far from where the collision occurred in Rathdrum Prairie.
Although Idaho State Police have not released the exact location where Tilly was found, spokesperson’s review reports that the young dog had been hiding at a sheep farm owned by Tyler, Travis and Zane Potter, which is about 1.5 miles from where the crash happened.
Tilly’s family, the Oswalds, were only about a 10-minute drive from the town of Hayden. He was finally reunited with his family on Tuesday.
Dog mum Linda Oswald told the spokesperson that she, her family and witnesses searched for Tilly for about 10 hours after the accident before returning home.
Oswald did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
His Facebook post asking for help in their search has been shared over 3,300 times and has since been updated to say Tilly was found near Meyer Road.
At the Potters’ farm, Tilly was reportedly seen near the sheep. Travis Potter speculated that the dog may have tried to herd the woolly mammals, according to the spokesperson-review. And the theory might not be far off considering that Tilly is descended from a border collie and an Australian Cattle Dog (AKA red heeler), both of which are herding dogs.
Upon hearing the news that Tilly had returned safely, several Facebook commenters who had been monitoring the situation closely returned to express their relief under Oswald’s original post for help.
“Very happy the dog and the people are safe,” wrote one commenter. “Most people could learn a lesson from the dog, when you get knocked down [yourself] leave and return to work.
“So glad you got your dog back safe and sound,” another user shared. “I’m glad Tilly had fun herding sheep.”