Long story short, I rescued my boy Brady three weeks ago after a tough life wandering around Oklahoma and spending months in Denver at his shelter after being transferred here. Brady was very timid of most things and noises, but was attached to me at the hip 24/7, since I work from home. He was quickly adapting and was acting like a normal dog as of this last week.
We had daily walks and social time and weekly one on one dog training sessions with a professional dog trainer. I had a three day trip to Salem, MA this past weekend that had been planned for months and it concerned me getting a new dog and then having to leave within a month since he was so attached to me.
My 15 y/o son who has been around Brady a lot was to watch him while I was away. I left Friday morning and my son came home at 3:30 pm and let Brady out of his crate. At 5pm that night my son answered the door since his friend was coming over and Brady rushed out of the door. This was not normal for Brady since he has been outside with me off leash many times and has never once ran. He had separation anxiety issues and I wonder if he was looking for me since when I left I would leave out of this door.
So Brady ran off and would not come back via a voice command from my son. He and his friend looked for Brady for two hours and then it got dark. A friend then searched via a vehicle with no luck.
At 4am the following morning I received a call from a sheriff's deputy that Brady had been a victim of a hit and run and that he was deceased. He was found a block from my house. I live a block from a busy street and it appeared that Brady was making his way back home from being gone all night.
That news brought me to one of the worst days of my life. It made it even worse since my son was involved and he has been so hard on himself for letting Brady get out, even though it was not his fault.
Got home tonight and visited the scene of his accident and I'm just devastated.
I've attached a few pictures from the past few weeks. He hurt his left eye right before I got him, which is why his hair is missing. It was almost all grown back when he died. Miss him so much. RIP buddy