On a crisp fall evening, Shafer is enjoying a ride in the car when he suddenly falls out and finds himself on the ground while the family car disappears down the dark road without him.
Frightened and thinking he is all alone, he discovers that his woodland friends — Shamir the Deer, Sherlock the Hawk, Myrtle D. Turtle and Howell the Owl — are there to help him.
Meanwhile, Shafer’s mom and dad, their friends and a very special tracking dog named Harper are searching far and wide to find Shafer.
Based on a true story, Homecoming: Shafer’s Tale of Lost and Found is a heartwarming story of a lost dog, a family determined to find him, and the meaning of home, friends and family.
Theresa D. Tillinger is a retired educator and Shafer’s mom. She was inspired to tell Shafer’s story by the fairytale ending and the incredible support of family, friends, and total strangers who helped search for twelve days. She lives in Franklin with her husband and many of the critter characters in the book.