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After PetSmart Dash, Darlington Dog Returned Home

Cisco was safely returned to his Darlington family Sunday.

Nearly a week after their , the La Sala family of Darlington welcomed him home with open arms.

The search for Cisco began last week when Joe La Sala stopped at in Bel Air to buy dog food.

Cisco, a Bermese Mountain Dog and Newfoundland mix, was in the back seat of La Sala's truck when he spotted an opening and ran out the door, La Sala said.

While making a break for it Cisco was hit by a car, but kept moving.

"I know he’s a little nervous and a little skiddish, not in the house, but in a situation with a lot of traffic," La Sala told Patch Thursday.

The family posted on Facebook and Craigslist contacted local shelters, law enforcement, the post office and Harford Mall security in hopes that someone had seen their pet.

A Pylesville woman found Cisco and helped reunite him with the La Salas Sunday.

Kathy La Sala, Joe La Sala's wife, posted on Patch thanking the members of the community and organizations who helped keep an eye out for their missing dog. Check out her full message posted below.

The following message was posted on Patch at 10:15 a.m. Monday by :

Yes! Cisco is home and well! My husband Joe and I are thrilled and feel blessed that our Cisco is back with us! We received a call last night from a young lady, Kristen, from Pylesville that she had Cisco! I couldn't believe it! I just burst into tears! Joe and I immediately met Kristen at intersection of 136 and Jarretsville pike and got our Cisco! We couldn't have imagined seeing him again without all the concerned persons whom we didn't know that contacted us and were looking out for him and giving us so many sightings, mostly were in Rock State Park! All we can say is a big thank-you from the bottom of our hearts for all of you who showed such compassion for our dear Cisco. We also don't want to forget the people who assisted my husband when Cisco got hit by the truck near PetSmart in Bel Air last Monday. My husband was very moved by all those people wanting to help! Unforturnately, Cisco jumped up after being hit and ran away! We also want to thank the Humane Society in Harford County who were so kind each time my husband called to see if they had any news regarding Cisco's whereabouts. Also the Animal Control personnel and Rock State Park Rangers and other employees of the Park who were also very kind and looked out for Cisco! Thank-you to the people of PAWS for their concern and help and to Cisco's foster Mom, Tammy in Virginia whom we adopted Cisco from.

Kathy La Sala

Gail Prete May 21, 2012 at 04:18 PM
I'm so happy that Cisco is back home!!! I have a Bernes Mt. dog and couldn't live without her. What a smart dog to get hit and then get up and keep running. I hope Cicso is o.k.
Bel Air Native May 22, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Kathy: We all share in your joy!!! How did Cisco get all the way from PetsMart in Bel Air up to Pylesville?! Give that dog a big hug and a kiss for me!
Pamela May 22, 2012 at 12:54 PM
YAY!!! I'm so glad that you have Cisco back safe and sound. Was Cisco injured at all when he was hit by the truck? God bless the people that helped you get your Cisco returned home.
Kathy La Sala May 22, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Cisco was thankfully not injured when hit by the truck. My husband took him to the doctor yesterday and he found him to be in good shape! He is eating well, enjoying his biscuits and sleeping sound....he's happy to be home! Kathy
DeMennato May 22, 2012 at 01:23 PM
I love happy endings :-) Its good to hear about some good people who want to help! So happy you all have reunited!
Monica May 24, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Now keep that wonderful pet on a leash. Glad you got him back safely.

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