Bike rider, newly formed pet rescue group, help find lost dog in mountains.

A dirt-bike rider from Arvada and a newly-formed pet rescue team helped unite a 15-pound pooch lost in the mountains with the dog’s owner.

At about 7:30 p.m. Sunday Summit County dispatch received a 911 call about a missing hiker on the Lenawee Trail in the Peru Creek area, near Montezuma, according to a news release.

Summit County Rescue Group

Sunny, a lost dog in the mountains, is reunited with owner.

The missing hiker, a woman, was searching for dog Sunny, a mixed breed, after he escaped her control and disappeared on Lenawee Mountain.

Charles Pitman, with the Summit County Rescue Group, found the woman, but the dog was still missing.

“We had just recently been excited to learn that Summit Lost Pet Rescue (SLPR) had formalized as a non-profit group, and we had communicated to the other SCRG mission coordinators that we now had an official resource to call for missing pets in the backcountry,” Pitman said in the release. “We immediately notified Brandon Ciullo and Melissa Davis of SLPR, who had already learned of the missing dog from social media reports.”

On Monday, a team of three SCRG members went out to support the SLPR search efforts along Lenawee Trail and Peru Creek Road.