It was a sleepless night for Dierks Bentley and his family. During the severe storms Middle Tennessee was having, his beloved dog, Jake, went missing after he jumped a fence during the thunderstorms. Dierks took to Facebook and Twitter to see if he could be located. “Praying someone found him. A cold, wet, white dog. Red collar,” he first wrote, setting off a frenzy of tweets and re-posts on Facebook, as well as launching a search party in the cold and wet weather. “The President of my record label, Mike Dungan, and many other friends decided to drive around as well in the middle of the night. Means a lot.”
While they seemed to call off the search in the wee hours of the morning, the thousands of posts online worked wonders—Jake was returned. “OMG. My wife just told me someone found Jake on Facebook and is bringing him to our house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,” the ecstatic singer wrote on Monday morning. “One of the happiest days of my life. Grown men don’t cry…yeah, right. Thank you to everyone on Facebook and Twitter that spread the word.”
Dierks then posted a photo of the happy reunion, which included Jake’s rescuer, a young lady named Anna Belle. “And here he is!!! Thank you, Anna Belle!! She swooped in and picked Jake up after he was almost hit by another car…” (see the photo below)
Jake is famous in his own right, having appeared in numerous Dierks' videos, "What Was I Thinkin'," "Feel That Fire" and "Up on the Ridge." Dierks rescued Jake from the pound more than 10 years ago and has been the singer's constant companion at home, in the studio, at the lake and on the road.