Still Alive 11 Months After Tragedy!


( – A missing dog named Ullr a Border Collie Rottweiler mix was spotted alive in Colorado nearly a year after being separated from its owner during an avalanche.

The dog was seen in photos taken by trail cameras set up by a team hired by the dog’s owner, Jacob Dalbey.

Dalbey shared on his GoFundMe page, “After 341 days, 11 months to the day of setting up trail cameras/food and moving them around in hopes of luring Ullr into one to finally get confirmation of what I have known all along, it has happened.” He expressed his gratitude towards the support from friends and followers, saying, “To all of you, friends and supporters of Ullr (and me), I want to thank you so much. Knowing you believe in us really means a lot, even when I don’t say it. It has been extremely difficult to say the least. Your support has made it possible to keep searching for Ullr over the last 11+ months.”

Plans are now being made to safely bring Ullr home. In the meantime Dalbey is asking for continued help in tracking Ullr’s movements by reporting any sightings, paw prints, or barking heard in the area.

The separation occurred on March 17 when Dalbey was caught in an avalanche near Chair Mountain while skiing with friends. The incident resulted in serious injuries for Dalbey such as the death of a friend and Ullr fleeing the scene. Rescuers found dog tracks leading out of the avalanche debris, indicating Ullr had survived.

Dalbey recounted the harrowing experience to KUSA saying “I was carried 2,500 feet and fully buried with my right arm sticking out of the snow. I was able to clear my airway immediately and then in the process dig myself out over three-plus hours with a broken hand and frostbit fingers.”

A GoFundMe page was set up by Dalbey’s friend to fund the search for Ullr and Dalbey is urging people to continue contributing until the dog is safely back home.