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iamdrscott
 
09/20/2020 08:10PM
We lost our dog on Thursday, September 17th, on the portage between Kiskadinna and Muskeg Lakes. This is about 4 miles south of the Gunflint Trail and about a half-mile east of Long Island Lake.
Eden is a Tibetian Terrier (not a true terrier, that's just the breed name), black and white, about 25 pounds. She was wearing an orange Outward Hound life preserver. She has a collar and nametag with our phone numbers. She has a microchip.
We did not see her leave the portage trail, but she must have done. This was her third BWCA trip, and until now she always ran up and down the trail, making sure that Big Boss and Ladyboss were still on the trail and staying together.
We searched on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We had to leave today. If you should find her, please bring her out and leave her with the Arrowhead Animal Rescue or any vet in Grand Marais, and contact us on FB or at 978-831-2598. We will share our good news when she is found!

 
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Savage Voyageur
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09/20/2020 08:17PM
Dang, that’s too bad. I wish you guys the best luck getting her back.
 
dogwoodgirl
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09/20/2020 09:39PM
Post this to Lost Dogs of MN too. If you are on Facebook, with a current photo if you have one. It's a very big network.
 
airmorse
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09/21/2020 06:22AM
Contact these people. A few years ago they were successful at finding and capturing a shy lost dog that was lost then found in the BWCA then lost again.

Remember every lost dog deserves a chance to be found. Don't give up.

Retrievers

Edit...

I would also contact every outfitter and Ranger Station and business in the area if you haven't done so already.
 
09/21/2020 08:29AM
Wow, I could never move on not knowing my pups fate. Leaving a smaller dog in that area is pretty grim. Was your dog an animal like squirrel chaser? Even they don’t go that far... I’m sure you did your best. I hope for a miracle.
 
Jaywalker
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09/21/2020 09:15AM
Very sorry to hear this. Which direction were you headed, and do you think she would be likely to approach strangers or is she likely too skittish?
 
09/21/2020 01:22PM
As a serious dog person this hurts my heart. Really hope Eden finds her way home one way or another.
 
GregSC
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09/21/2020 10:17PM
Hoping for the best for eden.
 
shock
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09/22/2020 07:32AM
i hope that little guy finds somebody out there to help him :( hopefully his nose brings him to people :)
 
Blatz
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09/22/2020 07:50AM
That's a steep portage Hope your pup gets returned to you soon. If I was up there I would gladly go look.
 
PuffinGin
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09/22/2020 03:30PM
Blatz: "That's a steep portage Hope your pup gets returned to you soon. If I was up there I would gladly go look."

I agree. Hoping to hear good news about Eden very soon.
 
Sobi
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09/22/2020 03:49PM
Did you happen to leave a jacket or shirt in that area for her to return to? If not, I would go back and do jut that. Twice in my 40 years of dog ownership that old trick paid off for dogs lost to wicked storms or game chasing.
 
Jaywalker
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09/22/2020 05:41PM
I found this post from the dog's owner on FB - contains a bit more info.....

"Please pray for us. My parents were camping in the Boundary Waters in Minnesota, and our dog Eden went missing while they were on a portage this Thursday. She’s never run off the trail before. My parents looked and called for her, but had to go back to camp for the night. They went back and stayed and looked for her the next day, but she didn’t come back. They left notes in clearly marked ziplock baggies in four campsites so that other campers who come through could keep an eye out for her. Unfortunately, she’s a very shy/timid dog, and she usually tries to hide from people she doesn’t know. We are scared for her, but we are hoping and praying that she will find her way to someone who will bring her out and we can be reunited. She’s chipped and had her collar on when she went missing. If anyone has any advice for what to do in this situation, we would be beyond grateful. #LookingforEden
*Edit - many people have asked - she went missing on the portage between Kiskadinna and Muskeg Lakes."

In addition, the family was camped on Long Island Lake, and day tripped over to Musk/Kisk.
 
straighthairedcurly
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09/22/2020 06:50PM
So heartbreaking. I hope she trusts someone in the area to help her.
 
09/22/2020 07:33PM
Sobi: "Did you happen to leave a jacket or shirt in that area for her to return to? If not, I would go back and do jut that. Twice in my 40 years of dog ownership that old trick paid off for dogs lost to wicked storms or game chasing."

Second this!

We have been doing dog rescue and have fostered over 100 puppies and dogs over the last 15 years or so. Wish I could drop everything and head up there to help look. I keep checking back here hoping for some good news.

Has the family contacted the nearby outfitters? Thinking of Tuscarora Lodge and Rockwood in particular. They could certainly help get the word out to groups heading out to keep their eyes open or get information if a group coming back might have seen Eden.
 
Itchymenace
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09/23/2020 08:23AM
airmorse: "Contact these people. A few years ago they were successful at finding and capturing a shy lost dog that was lost then found in the BWCA then lost again.


Remember every lost dog deserves a chance to be found. Don't give up.


Retrievers

Edit...

I would also contact every outfitter and Ranger Station and business in the area if you haven't done so already. "


Definitely contact the Retrievers.
I'm the guy mentioned who lost his dog a couple years ago. She was in the BWCA for two weeks, then rescued, then got loose in Ely for two more weeks. The Retriever ultimately caught her and reunited us.

Don't give up hope. I never thought I'd see my dog again.

Feel free to contact me if you want more details.
 
analyzer
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09/23/2020 10:58AM
That breaks my heart. I wish I had some PTO, I would run up and search.

A neighbor lost their little dog, and it ran towards Lake Elmo, which is less populated. They eventually set a live trap and caught their dog. Someone had seen it sunning on a bail of hay so they had an idea where to set the trap. It was a small, timid dog that would run if anyone approached it. Trapping it was their best chance.

We lost a golden retriever in Isle, MN for half a day. It was a terrible feeling. My heart goes out to you.

Thanks for the shirt idea. My dog loves to sleep in my dirty clothes. I will remember that if I ever lose a dog.
 
Jaywalker
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09/24/2020 05:47PM
I pulled a permit for Cross Bay Lake on Saturday and will head down to Musk/Kisk portage to look for a few days. If anyone wants to come join me - please do! I have coordinated with the family and the search coordinator from Retrievers. Wish me luck.
 
airmorse
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09/24/2020 07:41PM
Jaywalker: "I pulled a permit for Cross Bay Lake on Saturday and will head down to Musk/Kisk portage to look for a few days. If anyone wants to come join me - please do! I have coordinated with the family and the search coordinator from Retrievers. Wish me luck. "

Your a good man!!!
 
09/24/2020 07:44PM
Thank you for doing this. Wish I could help but this weekend is just not going to work for me.

Best of luck!
 
airmorse
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09/25/2020 07:54AM
From the OP'r...

My daughter has pretty much everyone on the Iron Range looking out for Eden by now.  She got a case manager with the Retrievers early on.

cheers,

-- scott

 
blutofish1
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09/25/2020 04:13PM
I could not imagine losing a dog . Best wishes and prayers that you get her back
The group that is looking for her is very good.
 
PaddlingWithDog
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09/28/2020 08:31AM
iamdrscott: "We lost our dog on Thursday, September 17th, on the portage between Kiskadinna and Muskeg Lakes. This is about 4 miles south of the Gunflint Trail and about a half-mile east of Long Island Lake.
Eden is a Tibetian Terrier (not a true terrier, that's just the breed name), black and white, about 25 pounds. She was wearing an orange Outward Hound life preserver. She has a collar and nametag with our phone numbers. She has a microchip.
We did not see her leave the portage trail, but she must have done. This was her third BWCA trip, and until now she always ran up and down the trail, making sure that Big Boss and Ladyboss were still on the trail and staying together.
We searched on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We had to leave today. If you should find her, please bring her out and leave her with the Arrowhead Animal Rescue or any vet in Grand Marais, and contact us on FB or at 978-831-2598. We will share our good news when she is found!


"


Any updates on Eden?
 
adam
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09/29/2020 03:07PM

Good news!

"EDEN HAS BEEN FOUND! A family was camping about 4-5 miles away from where she went missing and were able to lure her to them with food! "
 
BadgerFan
 
09/29/2020 03:21PM
What wonderful news!!!!
 
Bog
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09/29/2020 03:26PM
I'm so glad to hear!!!
 
dogwoodgirl
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09/29/2020 03:29PM
that does my heart good! Thanks for sharing the good news
 
fourkeelers
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09/29/2020 03:30PM
Makes my day!
 
HangLoose
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09/29/2020 03:30PM
Wow! Welcome back Eden! A 12 day solo in the woods. I expect a full trip report from Eden.
 
Duff
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09/29/2020 03:32PM
Cool Beans!!!!
Needed this smile.
 
KawnipiKid
 
09/29/2020 03:39PM
We did this portage just days before Eden was lost and have been hoping for a good outcome. What great news! What an intrepid pup and what fine humans getting involved. Hooray!
 
msnature
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09/29/2020 03:41PM
 
richf2010
 
09/29/2020 03:41PM
So glad Eden has been found. What a scrappy pooch. I don’t know many domestic pets that could withstand the onslaught of Bears that they are very probable to encounter up there. Wow! You go Eden ... you’re an Official BadAss !!
 
BearBurrito
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09/29/2020 03:43PM
That is fantastic news!!
 
Savage Voyageur
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09/29/2020 03:46PM
Awesome news. I’ve been thinking of her.
 
airmorse
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09/29/2020 03:56PM
adam: "
Good news!


"EDEN HAS BEEN FOUND! A family was camping about 4-5 miles away from where she went missing and were able to lure her to them with food! "
"


Great news!!! That is amazing. Pictures please. I am soooo happy.......
 
Rogie
 
09/29/2020 04:00PM
This was one of the first stories I read last week after completing an EP #14 trip...broke my heart. To see that Eden has been found is great news. I hope we hear the (long version) story of how the pooch was rescued. Way to go BW folks!
 
Chilliard
 
09/29/2020 04:03PM
Great news!
 
BAWaters
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09/29/2020 04:28PM
Great to hear! Our family has been thinking about her.
 
Podunk
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09/29/2020 04:41PM
Great news. Would like to think this website had something to do with making people aware of the situation. One of the best sites on the web..
 
09/29/2020 04:48PM
What a relief! Every day I have been hoping to hear this news! Would love to hear more details (where was she found?).
 
andym
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09/29/2020 04:49PM
Phew. So happy she was found.
 
shock
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09/29/2020 04:49PM
UNBELIEVABLE , such AWESOME NEWS !!!! yeh for eden & family :)
 
jillpine
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09/29/2020 04:50PM
so happy for this news. thank you, Adam!
 
Fox416
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09/29/2020 04:52PM
?? Great news!! Have been thinking about her all week.
 
tenttripper
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09/29/2020 05:15PM
Great news. Kudos to the family that found her and brought her in.
 
straighthairedcurly
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09/29/2020 05:53PM
Absolutely the best news I have heard in a very, very long time. Wow, just wow!
 
martian
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09/29/2020 06:16PM
Awesome!! Best possible ending imaginable!
 
h20man
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09/29/2020 06:20PM
+1 thumbs up!!
 
Savagegirl
 
09/29/2020 06:26PM
AMAZING! So many good people out there. Thank you to bwca.com; you are responsible for providing the platform to make good things happen!
 
Savage Voyageur
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09/29/2020 06:34PM
Wow, 12 days in the wild. If she could only tell us her story. What a cool ending to her adventure. I hope there is a big juicy steak waiting for her at home.
 
Jackfish
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09/29/2020 06:53PM
Great news! Amazing! Very happy for the owners.
 
PowerLizard
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09/29/2020 06:57PM
That is great news!
 
09/29/2020 07:03PM
I’m so happy they found this puppy
 
Topgun
 
09/29/2020 08:39PM
So glad Eden was found! My dad and I was on the portage when she went missing, and we have been wondering if she was ever found. We were happy to see signs posted in the area several days later when we got off the water, and was hoping for the best. So happy for Eden and her family! I know they will be super excited to see her.
 
Duckman
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09/29/2020 09:19PM
Turned off the debate and checked in here.

This was refreshing news.
 
Portage99
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09/29/2020 09:35PM
WOW! I spent so much time worrying about this dog out there alone. I just went for a night hike in the cold air and thought about her alone in the woods the whole time! I checked the messageboards specifically to see if she had been found. Honestly, I did not think she would make it.

GREAT NEWS and so happy for the owners!!!!! I think we all needed this story to have a happy ending.
 
waterdog
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09/29/2020 09:43PM
Sooooo happy for Eden and her family. I can't imagine what the past 12 days have been for any of them. Hats off to the many people involved in looking for Eden, watching out for her, sending positive mojo, not giving up!!!!
 
HighPlainsDrifter
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09/29/2020 09:51PM

I am a dog lover and it is a great relief to me that Eden was found by a family that knew how to win the trust (food is always good, the nose knows) of a dog. Since this story broke, Eden has been on my mind. I would love to know more details of the finding.
 
Portage99
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09/29/2020 10:04PM
Here is a news story. Wonder what happened to her life jacket?

News Story

Here is the photo the owner posted on Facebook (Scott Renner credit). Can you imagine what this pup went through? Unreal.

 
airmorse
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09/30/2020 06:52AM
Amazing.
 
Outdoorsfan69
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09/30/2020 07:20AM
Great news! For a 25 pound dog to make it that long, she must be a smart pup!
 
09/30/2020 07:27AM
Such good news. When this story broke, I didn't tell my wife cuz she would have been a mess for 11 days. I did tell her the happy ending.
 
09/30/2020 07:28AM
So awesome to hear!
 
JimmyJustice
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09/30/2020 07:41AM
Whoot Whoot!.
 
brp
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09/30/2020 07:56AM
The owners probably started the grieving process, and then were totally pulled out of it, it must have felt hard to believe the good news. I hope there is a video posted of the reunion. Amazing and wonderful!
 
blutofish1
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09/30/2020 09:48AM
I was thinking about that pup everyday and hoping it was found. I bet a lot of prayers were answered. I could not imagine what was going on in it’s brain and the parents. Thank you to the group that lured it in
 
coffeetalk
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09/30/2020 12:10PM
Yay! So glad to hear it! This has been haunting me. I took that portage with my dog this summer, and the what-ifs have been swirling around in my head. I often leash my dog on portages but not on that laurentian beast of a hill-climb. Refreshing this page daily. So glad for Eden and for her family. Kudos to her rescuers!
 
09/30/2020 12:25PM
HangLoose: "Wow! Welcome back Eden! A 12 day solo in the woods. I expect a full trip report from Eden. "
Wouldn't that be something?! Great news!
 
Gaidin53
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09/30/2020 12:39PM
Super happy! I know someone was going to go out last weekend and look for her in that area. Not sure when the news broke or if they went.

Super happy the family was able to entice her in and knew to bring her out with them! They rock! Man they must feel good about what they did now knowing the whole story. They should!

Ryan
 
Basspro69
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09/30/2020 08:40PM
Thank you Jesus !
 
MN_Lindsey
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10/02/2020 06:44PM
Just saw the update on the Superior Hiking Trail page on Facebook and was SO HAPPY for you guys. My heart ached at the pain and worry you guys must have gone through, and the worry that Eden must have gone through - tramping through mud and bogs, avoiding wolves and other predators and not knowing where you guys were.

What an amazing adventure Eden must have been on, and I'm so glad Eden was found safe!
 
Jaywalker
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10/03/2020 07:47PM
 
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