Mordy, the labradoodle who went missing in Princeton on Aug.26, has been found. (Black Press files.)

Lost Labradoodle found and reunited with family in Abbotsford

Four-year-old Mordy went missing on Aug. 26 in Princeton

A fluffy member of Abbotsford’s community has been found safe after being lost in Princeton’s woods for three weeks.

“We got the text saying, ‘We got him!’ We were screaming and crying,” said dog parents Angie and Jared Palfrey

Mordy, a four-year-old Labradoodle that went missing in on Aug. 26, now rejoins his family of eight in Abbotsford.

The Palfreys searched for three days straight when the dog originally bolted from another family member during a stopover in Princeton. They returned to Princeton to search for Mordy six times.

“I didn’t want one of my kids to say to me, ‘You should have done more, you could have done more’…I couldn’t have lived with myself,” Jared said.

The couple were vigilant in their search and were encouraged by almost daily sightings of Mordy around the city.

Last week, they hired a professional dog tracker to hunt the dog down with bloodhounds.

When dogs become lost, they go into survival mode and become extremely skittish and more likely to bolt away from even familiar faces.

In the end, the smell of cheeseburgers did the trick.

The Palfreys’ in-laws spotted Mordy in the woods and brought cheeseburgers and his best dog friend, Chilli, to help coax him out. It worked.

The Labradoodle has some skin abrasions and has lost 15 pounds but is otherwise healthy.

By 9 p.m. Monday, Mordy was sleeping comfortably on the living room couch under a blanket.

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