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This Dog Was SO HAPPY To See Her Family After Surviving 10 Days In The Woods


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Kali belongs to David Kareken, his wife Joy, and their son Alexander. The family lives in North Carolina but were visiting Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park for some camping and canoeing. As usual, Kali tagged along.


The rapids were too violent to go in and after searching downstream, the family found no sign of Kali.

"We were positive that she had drowned ... we just didn’t see any way," said Kareken.

"We assumed she had sunk to the bottom and we wouldn’t see her again until she floated to the top a few days later. The idea of that was too much to bear so we decided to get out of the woods."

They returned to camp, devastated. "She was our den mother. In the morning and she’d wake us up, and lick us, and go out a chase squirrels," said Kareken. "We were incredibly grief-stricken. It’s losing a member of your family."

They'd told folks around the park about Kali and one day they got a call: a dog had been found. After sending photos to confirm the match, Kareken hopped in his car for the 22-hour drive back to the park.


If your heart can handle it, the video of the reunion will give you the happiest tears.

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"Every once in a while, we wake up in the morning and she hops up and give us a kiss and we think, is this just a dream? And we have to go, this isn't a dream, this is real."

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