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Sissy the Miniature Schnauzer and her Amazing Journey

This story proves that dogs have heightened senses, especially when it comes to finding the ones they love! 🙂 Nancy Franck was in hospital following a cancer-related surgery, while her husband Dale was at home looking after their two dogs, Sissy and Barney.
It was 5-20 blocks between their home and the hospital, but nothing was going to stop 10-year old Sissy from getting to Nancy! At 1.30am Dale discovered that Sissy was missing. Within four hours he received a call from the hospital saying that Sissy was there! She was caught on the CCTV cameras wandering through the hospital looking for Nancy. 
Hospital security officer, Samantha Conrad, said: “We started looking at the tags and it had the address and we saw how far away this dog lived, as far as going at least 15 block to get here. It was quite an amazing journey this dog made.”

Eventually Nancy’s daughter came to pick Sissy up and they were allowed to visit Nancy for a brief period. It was a big boost for Nancy to have her beloved dog appear. “It helped a lot, just to see her and talk to her…” Family members said Sissy had never been to the hospital before.

A dog’s attachment to its owner can result in some amazing journeys!


Devon Dogs strives for better relationships between owner and dog, and achieving this in the most positive way possible. This true story shows what you can achieve with patience and the correct training. A bond that goes further than you would think. If these are the traits you wish your dog to achieve then please give us a call on 07717 696623 so we can get you and your canine companion on the right track to success. Alternatively, you can email us at contact@devondogs.co.uk.

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