Dog missing for four months reunited with owners after being found by Charlevoix family

A downstate Michigan couple has been reunited with their lost dog after a couple in Charlevoix…

A downstate Michigan couple has been reunited with their lost dog after a couple in Charlevoix found him hiding under their RV. The dog had been missing for nearly four months.

The owners of Jinks, a 3-year-old Australian shepherd, had been searching for him after he went missing during a camping trip they took in Presque Isle County in July. He was discovered last week by Charlevoix pastor duo Susan and Randy Hitts over 80 miles from where the dog originally went missing in the Ocqueoc Falls State Forest Campground.

Jinks went missing in Ocqueoc Falls in Presque Isle County, which is approximately 80 miles, and over 1.5 hours by car, from where he was found in Charlevoix.

“This dog was like in shock,” said Randy Hitts. ” I could see there were tags on him and I immediately called the number.” 

The dog’s owners, Don and Kim Carpus, were astonished when they received the phone call from Charlevoix. Over the past several months, they had posted messages on Facebook, taken out ads on local radio stations and posted flyers in local stores — all to no avail. The Carpus’ also said they were in disbelief to hear that, aside from losing a little weight and having a lot of matted fur, Jinks was relatively unharmed when he was found.