Mɪssɪɴɢ 5-year-old boy with Down syndrome found with his loyal dog keeping him safe

Dogs are such loyal and protective pets, especially when it comes to young kids. There have been many cases of kids going Mɪssɪɴɢ from home, only to be found with their loyal dog right by their side keeping them safe. That was the case recently, after a Mɪssɪɴɢ 5-year-old boy was found safe and sound thanks to his protective German shepherd.

5-year-old Jose Muñoz from Houston, who has down syndrome, ᴅɪsᴀᴘᴘᴇᴀʀᴇᴅ from the family residence after settling down for a nap. His mother, Jasmine Martinez, told KPRC 2 that she discovered her son was Mɪssɪɴɢ after she woke up and believed that he must have opened a door and wandered away of his accord.

Fortunately, the family dog, a 1-year old German Shepherd called Alejandro, was on hand to act as his furry guardian and keep him safe.

After receiving the call 25 to 30 minutes following Jose’s ᴅɪsᴀᴘᴘᴇᴀʀᴀɴᴄᴇ, Houston police began a search.

Witnesses said they had seen the boy and the dog walking on train tracks near Cavalcade in north Houston. Police then found the pair about half-mile from his home, with the boy’s German Shepherd companion never once leaving his side.

“It seems like to us that the dog knew something was up, he knew that the child wasn’t supposed to be wandering off and he ended up following him,” Sgt. Ricardo Salas told the Houston Chronicle. “He was very protective and would not take his eyes off the child.”

Even with the officers there to help them, Alejandro remained vigilant, not letting his human out of his sight.

“The dog was following basically everywhere I went. It wasn’t barking, it wasn’t ɪɴᴛɪᴍɪᴅᴀᴛᴇᴅ,” Salas added, saying that when he put the boy in the car the dog “jumped inside the driver’s seat with him.”

Alejandro has had a strong bond with them ever since he joined the family, Jose’s sister, Samantha Muñoz, told KPRC. “We got the dog when he was a baby. I was not surprised when they said he was walking with him the whole entire time.”

Police said no charges would be filed ᴀɢᴀɪɴsᴛ the family, and the mother is now installing child protective locks to prevent anything like this from happening again.

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