Chance Patterson had just picked up his dogs from Vail Doggie Day Spa & Lodging in Vail, Colorado after working a double shift at Larkburger when he was struck head-on by a drunk driver. Carlitos, a German Shepherd, was killed instantly. Izzy, a Pit Bull, ran away from the accident site in terror and confusion.
Patterson was severely injured and was in the hospital for about a week. Meanwhile, Izzy was missing for 5 days. Every day, people tried to find and rescue the pup, but to no avail.
It finally took the familiar face of Lisa Blazynski, an employee at Vail Doggie Day Spa & Lodging who knew Izzy well, for him to finally come out of hiding.
The doggy daycare even kept Izzy, who was miraculously uninjured apart from a sprained toe, until Patterson was healed enough to manage her.
Here’s a video of the reunion between Izzy and Patterson.
Patterson is glad to be alive and holds no ill will against the drunk driver. He is staying with a friend in the Denver area until he heals enough to get out of the wheelchair.