Corgi lost after a big storm has his luck turn around when he’s picked up by the right person

June 27, 2018 5:51 pm Last Updated: June 27, 2018 5:51 pm

Pepper the Corgi is 15 years old, but he proved that dogs can never be too old for an adventure, even if it’s one their human parents have no idea about.

In June 2018, a big storm hit the town of Charleston, West Virginia, right where Pepper and his caretakers Buffy and Harry Wallace reside.

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At the time of the storm, the couple were out at dinner, leaving Pepper to fend for himself. However, by the time they returned, they couldn’t find their pooch.

In the midst of the storm, Pepper became lost, worrying his owners.

But it wasn’t long after Pepper was found by a woman on a run, as she saw the dog almost get hit by a car.

Not wanting for anything bad to happen to him, the woman took him home to her son, Matt. And there couldn’t have been a better person to find Pepper.

It just so happens Matt runs a Twitter account called “WeRateDogs” with almost 7 million followers.

The account is self-explanatory, as its tweets consist of “rating” various dogs based on traits such as their cuteness and playfulness.

It’s safe to say that every single pup scores more than a 10.

Given the reach of Matt’s account, he decided to use it to his advantage almost immediately.

Matt tweeted about Pepper, who seemed to be drenched after braving the area’s storms.

As you can see, the tweet went viral—there were close to 60,000 favorites on this tweet alone.

The dog didn’t have a microchip either, so the same day they found him, Matt and his mother went a step beyond social media—they posted flyers of Pepper around their neighborhood to spread awareness about the pup’s situation.

Coincidentally while they were posting flyers, someone drove by them—it was Harry Wallace.

Upon seeing this man in their neighborhood, Matt’s mother wanted to ask the man if it was his pet, as for some reason, she had a hunch that it was a “older” person’s dog.

Matt claimed that he didn’t want to feed into that kind of stereotype, but they ended up asking the man anyway.

And of course, he was more than happy to claim his pooch.

Matt let his followers know that Pepper had found his way back into his owner’s arms.

The couple was elated to have their pup back, and they didn’t even have the slightest idea how far the search for Pepper had gotten in such a short time.

“Apparently, Pepper has gone viral, which old people like we are don’t really understand,” Buffy said.

From the looks of it, Pepper is more than content with being home.

The fact that Matt’s family didn’t hesitate to seek Pepper’s owners shows how much canines can mean to people. Imagine if your own dog became lost somehow—wouldn’t you want whoever found it to do their best to find the caretakers?

Thankfully, that’s what happened in this scenario. Let’s just hope that the next time the Wallaces go out, they leave Pepper inside the house.