BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: A man holds a Staffordshire Bull Terrier on his shoulder during the fourth and final day of Crufts at the Birmingham NEC Arena on March 11, 2012 in Birmingham, England. During the annual four-day competition nearly 22,000 dogs and their owners will compete for a variety of accolades, ultimately seeking the coveted title of 'Best In Show'. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Joe Dunn, a Pasco resident loves to get out and explore in the wilderness.Dunn has a social media page that people like to follow to see what adventure he’ll go on next. Dunn heard a dog crying and knew that it was deep in the cave and that he didn’t have the tools to save the dog on his own. A call for help on social media brought out Steve Pavlick , John Neal and some people from Rhino Staging. They all follow Dunn’s adventures online, so they came right away to help save the dog.

They lowered a rescue volunteer into the cave and he snapped a harness on the dog. Once they got her out of the hole, the gave her water and said she was the happiest dog in the world. Best of all, she had a collar on with a phone number that they called right away. Sally is safe thanks to these good people!


I reached out to Joe Dunn about the owners response-

Hi Paula thank you! Yea once we contacted the owner he told us she was missing for three weeks and was looking for her knocking on doors etc but felt like their was no hope. Luckily I stumbled upon her and was able to get help that night and guide them back out there the next day, everything seemed to fall into place at that moment and was able to get her out! We had support from a local animal rescue as well if needed as far as taking her in and covering medical cost. Thankfully the owner could be contacted and he seemed very happy when he picked her up. I will try and follow up with him soon and find out how she is doing. Just so happy she is out that horrible situation.