NAPERVILLE, IL — A Naperville dog has a second chance at life after he was found safe after sneaking away from home days ago. According to owner Lori McCarthy, they only had Otis, a 2-year-old border collie and Newfoundland mix, for four days when he nudged his way out of a gate on Feb. 19. Otis was found Feb. 28 thanks to an outpouring of love and support from people within the community, his owners said.

The search for Otis was fraught with several close calls because his border collie nature would often make him run if approached. Shortly after he disappeared, Otis was spotted near Jane and Olesen, but was not caught. McCarthy’s updates led some people to reach out to McCarthy on social media to help with the search for Otis.

Picture Source: Lori McCarthy

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