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Marley the Dog Has Been Found

Her family reported a 'Christmas miracle' on Saturday.

When Karen Houser looked out into her backyard on Saturday, she found the best Christmas present ever waiting for her.

After being lost for a week, her missing dog was back home.

"Christmas miracle! Marley was in our backyard this morning! She found her way home after 7 days," Houser reported on Doylestown Patch Saturday morning.

"Thank you SO much to everyone in the community who spent time to look for her!" she concluded.

On Dec. 18, Houser posted a notice and a photo about the missing Marley. The brown pit bull/lab mix had been missing since Dec. 15 from the area near Cold Spring Elementary School in Buckingham.

We shared the post in our newsletter and on our Facebook page, and the Doylestown area responded with fervor.

Crystal Spiegel reported that she might have seen Marley on Tuesday on Ferry Road.

On Wednesday, Patricia Dybalski drove all over the area where Marley last had been seen, trying to find her.

Carol and Jessica, both Doylestown Patch readers, offered their free time on Thursday to drive around and look for the brown and white dog, who reportedly had been seen playing with other dogs but was running from people trying to help her.

Finally, on Saturday, Houser reported the good news. Marley was back home, safe and sound, where she belonged.

Thanks to everyone who shared the post and the photo of Marley, and to everyone who volunteered their time to go look for a stranger's dog. That's what community is all about.

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Jeanette Herring Corcoran December 23, 2012 at 03:07 PM
So happy you found your precious Marley!!! Have a very Merry Christmas!!!
Beth Baker December 23, 2012 at 05:53 PM
I love a happy ending! Merry Christmas to your family, including Marley of course :)
Lori L. December 23, 2012 at 07:57 PM
We are so happy Marley is home for Christmas. Dillon was thrilled when he read the article.
DA December 23, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Is that a bleeding puppy in the photo with the 2 pitbulls?
Carol December 24, 2012 at 12:03 AM
DA...That is absolutely uncalled for! Pitbulls are not bad dogs. I've been around pitbulls and they are amazing dogs. If you are thinking of pitbulls who have attacked don't blame the dog blame the owner (people like Michael Vick). Educate yourself before saying things like that.

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