Two golden retrievers went missing on September 25th.
The canine brothers, Baxter, 4, and Bailey, 6, had been tied together with a double leash in front of their Sandwich, Massachusetts, home when they managed to get loose and run away.
"It was horrible," owner Penny Blackwell told the Cape Cod Times. "The worst thing was not knowing if they were alive. It's one thing to have a dog die. But to have them gone and not know, it was just awful."
Two weeks later, thanks to the flyers and Facebook posts put up by Blackwell and her husband, Bob, Baxter was found.
"My friend sent me a text message that said give me a call I think I have one of your dogs," Blackwell told CBS Boston, admitting that she had almost given up hope for a happy reunion.
Baxter had been found wandering near the friend's house, about a half-mile from the Blackwells' home.
Bailey, however, was nowhere to be seen.
Blackwell took Baxter back to the area where he'd been found. When they arrived, Baxter led Blackwell through the woods, pulling his owner down the path to where Bailey was stuck, his leash caught in some bushes.
"I could hardly get him untied because he was jumping on me and jumping on Baxter because he was so happy to see us," Blackwell told CBS Boston.
Besides losing 8 to 10 pounds each, both dogs are in good health.
"It's mind-boggling to think they could be there for nearly two weeks and come through it," Blackwell told the Cape Cod Times.