Dog Alerts Shop Owners He's Been Dognapped

When an Australian shepherd only five months old was taken from its owner by strangers, the intelligent dog named Vango brought the matter to someone’s attention. Luckily, his cry for help didn’t go unnoticed.

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Yves Jodoin was working at a pet store called Au Royaume des Animaux one day when a couple walked in with a dog. The pooch started barking and didn’t stop, even after Yves gave it treats. Since Yves trains dogs and knows a lot about them, he started to suspect something was wrong.

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According to a Facebook Post by Vango's owner, Josée Francoeur, Vango was nudging him and barking, which made the trainer wonder why. That, coupled with the fact that the treats he was given didn’t calm him down, made Yves wonder even more. When he asked for information about Vango the people with the dog were unable to provide any and so one of the employees decided to do some investigating.

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Because the people who brought Vango to the store knew little about him, the worker went to the computer to look for information on pets that were missing. She immediately saw a picture of Vango and read that the dog had gone missing a short time ago.

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Suddenly, Yve remembered that he had been training Vango at one point when he was very young. So he made an experiment, commanding the dog to come over to him and he did indeed obey, leaping with excitement.

After put under more pressure, the thieves admitted Vango wasn’t theirs. They said the woman desired to own a dog but wasn’t well or able to purchase one because she didn’t have the money. When Vango was discovered in a wooded area, she took the dog home.

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The couple left without Vango, and Josee Francoeur was contacted. Josee is the legal owner of the dog, and the news about her pet surprised her. She felt so relieved when Yves called her as she was sure, to never get her puppy back. If it wasn't for the mindful and attentive store owners of "Au Royaume des Animaux", Vango would still be lost today. 

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Vango’s owner reported the incident to the police. She wants to dissuade people from stealing animals. Josee will soon have a microchip implanted in Vango to avoid letting this happen again. Vango’s ability to communicate his distress in such an effective manner and get the help he needed was amazing. Spread Vango’s story to show how special this dog is.