St. Augustine Beach woman reunited with lost dog 900 miles away

For the vast majority who lose a pet, rejoining with them a couple of squares away or even across town appears to be a supernatural occurrence. Yet, for one St. Johns County lady and her canine, Cass, the wonder get-together occurred in excess of 900 miles from home. Becca, a 23-year-old who lives in St. Augustine Beach, shared the account of her lost canine in a Facebook page that has developed to in excess of 3,500 adherents.


Through the force of online media, a lady connected with her over three weeks after Cass vanished to say she accepts a relative got the canine in St. Augustine Beach. Subsequent to pushing over 16 hours away to rejoin with her canine, Becca shared the narrative of how everything unfurled on the Facebook page. She portrayed her fixation on dark German shepherds that began as a youngster when her father brought one home.

“From that point forward – I’ll always hold an uncommon spot in my heart for these creatures,” she says. So when she moved to St. Augustine from Maryland in 2019, it was just regular she would take on one of her own, depicting Cass as “the best, very much prepared (because of her past proprietor) cherishing puppy.” Cass vanished in the early morning long periods of April 1 because of an entryway being left open incidentally, Becca says in the Facebook page.

Companions assisted her quest for Cass for five hours with no karma. “The following morning and consistently for 26 days I spent not very many days at work and numerous days with little rest and cruising all over St. Augustine for 10 hours per day,” the post says. “Behind the scenes I had such countless magnificent neighbors, companions and numerous outsiders doing the other stuff.” That other stuff included sharing her story on the web, in other states’ lost pet gatherings, calling sanctuaries and passing out flyers.

There were many possible sightings, but no Cass, as the weeks went by.Then, on April 25, a woman called and texted Becca to say she believed one of her family members had Cass in Indiana but was in the process of driving to Michigan for the day, the Facebook post says. The woman said her family member had picked up a black German shepherd over Easter weekend from St. Augustine Beach with her younger daughter. The family initially agreed to meet Becca in Nashville, the post says, but after driving 10 hours, Becca learned the other family had a medical emergency.


So Becca told the woman to be safe and drove the rest of the way to Indiana, where she was finally able to reunite with her beloved dog. Becca and Cass will host a meet and greet party to thank everyone in the community who helped spread the word and bring her home.

That is set for Tuesday, May 4, at 5 p.m., at Palm Valley Outdoors Bar & Grill in Ponte Vedra Beach. Becca also says during her journey, she has learned there are several missing black shepherds in Florida and she plans to share their stories and advocate for their owners to be reunited with their dogs as well.