Canyon County family reunited with service dog

The family searched for Charlie for several days
Posted at 10:17 AM, Nov 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 12:17:04-05

A special dog was found on Tuesday morning after the owners and community members searched for her in Canyon County since Friday. 

Charlie is a service dog to Monique Ortuno's special needs daughter who has autism and sometimes stops breathing at night.
The family recently moved to Idaho from California and were desperate to find her.

Nampa police, animal control, and dozens of volunteers helped look for the dog, even setting a  non-lethal trap near the Centennial Golf Course in Nampa where she had been spotted.

Charlie showed up early Tuesday morning.

"I'm so humbled by everybody who has come out to help us. It's amazing. I mean, in California, they would never have done this for you. I'm tellin' ya. They're not like that. Here, everyone is just so faithful and so kind," says Monique Ortuno, Canyon County resident. 

Ortuno says lost and found on Facebook was a great help in the search for Charlie as well.