Pet psychic, cowboys help find missing Missoula dogs

It took two days, a pet psychic, a couple of cowboys and several dozen volunteers, but the three tethered dogs missing since Sunday morning have been found safe and sound, owner Cathy Capps said Tuesday.

Capps estimated 60 or 70 volunteers rushed to her property west of Missoula after she raised the alarm on social media about her three dogs, a black Labrador and two pointers, who went missing Sunday morning while tied together. 

“Every second my phone would ring,” she said. Her number had been included on a social media post by the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office asking residents to watch out for the three pups on the lam. That post was shared more than 500 times. 

Rebel, Jade and Poacher were finally located around Saddleback Lane off Big Flat Road at about noon on Tuesday, a few miles from where they had gone missing near Horseback Road, but only after a small army flooded the hills nearby, Capps said.

“Everybody was bawling, I’m still bawling,” Capps said. “We were just overwhelmed with joy and that they were healthy.”