Murphy Braun is a bosslike golden retriever, who was lost in the woods on a camping trip to Tahoe National Forest two years ago. We have no idea how this dog managed to survive on his own for two years, but it’s definitely bosslike that he did.

To get him back, the Braun family left items with their scent at the campground where Murphy was lost. It took two years and a lot of help from friendly people, but they finally got their awesome dog back! Murphy is healthy and “doing great”. He was a little skinny when the family got him back, but that’s to be expected after being on his own for two years in the woods!

The family posted the following message on Facebook, when they found Murphy: “After 20 long months of being in the Tahoe National Forest, Murphy has come home. As you can imagine we are completely shocked and amazed with the miracle of her surviving this long. We responded to a call from a couple who spotted a dog matching her description in an area within 5 miles of where we lost her. After multiple days looking for her without success, we left her bed and our clothing behind with the campground host, in the hopes that she would respond. A week went by and we got a call from the campground host who was able to coax her into a kennel after she had been sleeping every night on the blanket and clothing that was left behind. We were reunited with Murphy, on Sunday afternoon – Father’s Day! She is on the road to recovery, very thin and frail but happy to be home with her family. We have so many people to thank the list is endless. Words can not describe how grateful we are. Homeward Bound was instrumental in their efforts to help, the campground host – Jason, Jacob (guy that made the call), Missy, Lea, Deann, Teresa, Mike, Mike, Mary, Jason, Lauren, Larry, Bubba, Wawa, Bob and Kim — You all know who you are ┬áThank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are forever grateful. — Nathan and Erin”

We’re glad you’re back home with your family, Murphy, you boss dog!