While out on a pot holing vacation in the depths of an Arizona Slot Canyon on a hot sunny day, Zak Anderegg was totally amazed when he got to the bottom of a huge 250 foot drop only to find a puppy all alone down there.
The only way down to the bottom of the huge drop was to use ropes and climb down.
It enraged Zak to think that the little puppy must have been left there by someone who then just walked away with not a though in their mind.
Zak climbed back to the top of the cave to get what food and water he had with him. He brought this back down and gave it to the dog.
As Zak was just on his vacation on his own he had little equipment with him. All Zak could then do is to go back home to get ropes and a cat box to put the puppy in after he rescues it.
Zak climbed into the cave and put the dog in the cage before climbing back up and dragging the box and puppy back up to the top.
Zak then took the puppy to his local vet where it collapsed in total starvation and exhaustion.
After a few days the dog was released to Zak and he took it back home to his family. The puppy was then named Riley. Even after the treatment at the vet’s, Riley could not stand and just laid on the lawn for a few days being fed and watered where he lay.
After around a week, Riley managed to stand and start to eat and drink on his own 4 legs.
With the loving care of Zac and his family, Riley started to really bounce back and thrive in his new surroundings.
It was at this stage Riley was introduced to the other family. This became Riley’s new brother.
Riley’s story hit the news and people started to send in gifts for him.
And he even appeared on the Ellen show where he got even more attention.
Riley and his new brother are now best buds and they are both fit, healthy and loving life.
The full story can be watched on the heart warming video below.