Hobie. Photo courtesy of Audrey Schott.

Over the past week, we’ve provided updates on Hobie, a dog owned by a Swiss Avenue family.

Hobie escaped Christmas Eve, scared of the fireworks, and the Schott family began to search for their 3-year-old lab / beagle mix.

They asked for help on Facebook and Nextdoor, posting frequently. They hired a pet detective. They offered a reward of $ 2,000. They checked with Dallas Animal Services.

The Schott’s were scrambling to find Hobie before the weekend, with cold temperatures on the way. They believed the fireworks, which scared Hobie out of the yard on Christmas, could bring him out of his hiding place on New Years Eve.

At around 11 a.m. on December 31, they received a call from HomeAgain, a lost animal recovery service that uses a microchip to identify animals. Hobie had been found by a citizen near Buckner Terrace on Everglade Road.

Audrey Schott said they then received another phone call from a man who told her exactly where Hobie was: the Everglade Park softball fields. They went there and found Hobie wandering around with a white pit bull.

His right hind leg was injured, but otherwise Hobie was healthy and safe.

“I can’t tell you how much it means to us that this community has come together to help us find our guy,” Schott wrote on Nextdoor. We are extremely blessed and grateful.

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