If you’re a pet owner, you’ve probably experienced a moment where you couldn’t find your pet. Pets sometimes squeeze into some very strange, out-of-the-way places. This is particularly true for cats, but dogs also do this sometimes. Every dog owner knows that when everything is a little too quiet, it’s time to figure out what the dog is up to.
A woman named Kristin Leigh Rhynehart experienced this moment with her dog. Kristin lives in New Jersey along with her daughter, Addison, and her rescue dog, Raven.
Kristin adopted Raven 10 years ago and has never regretted the decision. Raven has brought Kristin’s family an immense amount of joy, acting as their trusted companion and filling their lives with laughter. And even after all this time, he still manages to find ways to surprise his owner.
One day, as Kristin walked around her house, she realized she couldn’t find Raven anywhere.
She hunted through the living room, the kitchen, and all of Raven’s favorite spots, but the mischievous pup was nowhere to be found.
Kristin wondered if she had somehow left the door open or forgotten to bring Raven in from outside. But after walking to the back and checking the yard, Kristin knew Raven wasn’t there.
Kristin’s daughter Addison had been napping, and the mother didn’t want to check her room and wake her. But after searching every nook and cranny, it was the only spot left to look.
When Kristin opened her daughter’s door, she walked into an adorable scene. Addison lay sleeping in her crib— with Raven tucked in, asleep beside her.
Alongside the video, Kristin explained the story and shared a heartwarming message:
“That moment you can’t find your dog, and you even go outside looking for him… Only to walk in the house and find him snuggled up in bed next to your toddler.”
Kristin’s video shows why adopting is so important. It gives dogs like Raven the second chance they need.
“People that say ‘money can’t buy happiness’ have never paid an adoption fee. 10 years ago I left a rescue with this little guy and I often wonder…who rescued who? I gave him a home, but he gave me so, so much more,” Kristin wrote.
Kristin’s message is a great reminder of the love rescue animals have to offer.
Rescue dogs like Raven want nothing more than a loving family to call their own. As Raven shows, when you bring home a rescue dog, you’re getting a friend for life.