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Floyd The Majestic 190-Pound Mastiff Ran Out Of Steam And Had To Be Rescued From A Mountain
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Floyd The Majestic 190-Pound Mastiff Ran Out Of Steam And Had To Be Rescued From A Mountain

One of the worst things that can happen on the hike to a mountain top is not being able to walk back down on your own. To avoid that from happening, it’s important to assess your strengths and abilities well. But let’s be honest here, it’s a hard thing to do if you’re a 190-pound mastiff. This is how an adorable dog named Floyd got himself into quite a predicament. Yet, despite being a big boy, Floyd is definitely a good one too, so when he became too tired on his trip to the mountain top, a team of rescuers carried him down.

More info: Facebook | saltlakesearchandrescue.org

Image credits: Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue

Last week, concerned hikers noticed a dog and his human stuck on the Grandeur Peak trail in Salt Lake County, Utah for hours.

Image credits: Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue

Once they got cell reception, the caring passersby called 911 and Salt Lake County Search and Rescue were dispatched to help them get off the mountain before it got too cold.

Image credits: Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue

The team often deals with dehydrated and hurt people, but on rare occasions, they rush to save exhausted pets too.

Image credits: Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue

This is what happened to the lovely pup, Floyd, whose feet got cut up from walking for a long period of time and exhaustion got the better of him. The 3-year-old pup was left unable to walk any further and was in need of assistance.

Image credits: Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue

Luckily, the rescue team was available to lend him a hand, or as many as he needed. The group of 10 men arrived, packaged the dog in a litter and carried him down.

Image credits: Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue

While the dog’s weight is similar to an average person’s, his rescue operation was treated just like a human’s.

Image credits: Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue

When the non-profit organization Salt Lake County Search and Rescue, which runs with the help of volunteers, posted the video of Floyd’s rescue on Facebook, it quickly went viral.

Image credits: Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue

People couldn’t help but praise the team for not leaving the dog behind and helping him in his time of need.

Image credits: Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue

The Salt Lake County Search and Rescue relies on donations to continue providing its services. To help continue their good work, you can make a donation here.

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hobbitly
Community Member
2 years ago

That is a big doggo. Glad he got rescued, hooray to the rescue team of volunteers!! Whether youre a human or a dog (or other animal) its always good to start small and train for bigger hikes. That way you know what you or your pet are capable of. But I think this dog owner learned its lesson ;)

Jasmine Walker
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope so!! Good point too

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

That owner should be well aware of how far his dog can walk, this was irresponsible. Glad they could save him though.

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
2 years ago

Burk, I’m a very avid hiker and I agree 100 percent with Demi on this. And no, I don’t think she is being a “Debbie downer.” Living in a country that is renowned for some pretty intense hikes, I cannot stress how important it is to be well prepared for specific hikes, especially when hiking with animals or children. I know getting lost can happen, but assuring that you researched your route, are wearing proper attire, have enough food/water, have some way to contact somebody in the event of an emergency are all important. Mountain rescues for animals and humans are extraordinarily costly. I’m glad this story had a happy ending, but I do believe this was really negligent of the owners.

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Jasmine Walker
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh poor puppers! I'm glad he was rescued.

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hobbitly
Community Member
2 years ago

That is a big doggo. Glad he got rescued, hooray to the rescue team of volunteers!! Whether youre a human or a dog (or other animal) its always good to start small and train for bigger hikes. That way you know what you or your pet are capable of. But I think this dog owner learned its lesson ;)

Jasmine Walker
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope so!! Good point too

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

That owner should be well aware of how far his dog can walk, this was irresponsible. Glad they could save him though.

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
2 years ago

Burk, I’m a very avid hiker and I agree 100 percent with Demi on this. And no, I don’t think she is being a “Debbie downer.” Living in a country that is renowned for some pretty intense hikes, I cannot stress how important it is to be well prepared for specific hikes, especially when hiking with animals or children. I know getting lost can happen, but assuring that you researched your route, are wearing proper attire, have enough food/water, have some way to contact somebody in the event of an emergency are all important. Mountain rescues for animals and humans are extraordinarily costly. I’m glad this story had a happy ending, but I do believe this was really negligent of the owners.

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Jasmine Walker
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh poor puppers! I'm glad he was rescued.

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