Devoted dog stands guard over her trapped friend for a week until help arrives

Tillie the dog is being hailed as a hero for watching over her canine best friend, Phoebe, for a whole week after the two strayed from home and Phoebe fell into a cistern, according to the dogs’ rescuer and owner.

The two dogs escaped from their home in Vashon, Washington, when the front door was left ajar on Sept. 7, their owner, B.J. Duft, told ABC News, saying that he was hosting a company party that day and there was a lot of activity.

Devoted dog stands guard over her trapped friend for a week until help arrives

Their owner, after desperately trying to find his pets for five days. He made a post about the missing animals on Facebook.

Soon, a farmer living in those places reported that he saw a retriever on his property.

He also said that the dog acted as if it was trying to get his attention.

Devoted dog stands guard over her trapped friend for a week until help arrives

Animal rescue volunteers went to the area where the dogs disappeared. They found Phoebe trapped in a shallow hole.

Tillie turned out to be a real Lassie. She not only tried to bring help to her friend, but for 7 days she did not leave Phoebe.

The volunteers admitted that if it were not for Tillie, who was sitting near the pit, they might never have realized that there was a second animal down there

Devoted dog stands guard over her trapped friend for a week until help arrives

The dogs were in good health.

So, a dog may be a man’s best friend. But a dog’s best friend is sometimes just another dog.

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