Three dogs are safely home this week with the help of the community and Patch.
's husband found a boxer mix running near Yankee Doodle Drive in the Marywood Development in Bel Air on Thursday.
She posted on the Bel Air Patch Facebook page asking for help finding the dog's owner.
The dog had a broken chain leash and a choker collar, but no identification.
didn't get along well with their family dog and it was too hot to keep her outside, Tilley decided to turn the dog over to the .
On Saturday, Tilley got a call with a lead on the dog's owner and the dog has since been removed from the Humane Society's site, indicating to Tilley a successful outcome.
"She was so sweet to our family (except our dog), and it was a hard decision to surrender her, but it was all for the best and it seems to have worked out for the best. Thank you, Patch, you are the reason they called me," Tilley wrote in a .
Tilley was not the only one hoping for the best for a missing dog this past week.
On July 4, a Sheltie named Codie was startled by fireworks and ran away from the Cold Spring Road area.
Karen Dunbar explained she and her family were watching Codie while his family was out of the country in Europe, according to an email Dunbar wrote to Patch.
On Saturday, Dunbar again wrote an email to Patch, this time with good news.
"[W]e found Codie on Sunday morning. We also found another lost sheltie in our 4 days of searching. Two families are happier now," Dunbar wrote.
Have you ever lost and later found your pet? What kind of role did the community play in the return? Leave a comment to start the conversation below.