Dogs are wonderful family pets because they are so devoted and careful, particularly around younger children. Many reports have been of children going missing from their houses, only to be found later with their loyal dogs by their feet, keeping them secure the entire time.

This was recently shown to be true when a 5-year-old boy went missing and was found safe and sound thanks to his German shepherd guard dog.

On April 2, officers from the Houston Police Department responded to a complaint about a young boy who was allegedly walking along train tracks with only his dog by his side.

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According to Sgt. Ricardo Salas of the department became aware that the 5-year-old boy had Down syndrome when they were about a half mile away from the boy’s home. He also concluded that the German shepherd, Alejandro, had been guarding him the entire time.


And the dog realized something was wrong when he realized the kid wasn’t supposed to be wandering off, so he ended up following the kid after he left. He was very sensitive to the child’s well-being and did not take his eyes off the youngster.

Even though there were officers there to assist them, Alejandro did not relax his vigilance and ensured that his human buddy was never out of sight.

Salas said that everywhere he went, the dog was following him. It wasn’t growling, and it didn’t appear to be intimidated. When he placed the boy in the car, the dog immediately followed him and jumped into the driver’s seat.

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Soon after, the officers got another contact and found that the boy at issue was Jose, a child who had gone missing. In an interview with Click 2 Houston, the child’s mother, Jasmine Martinez, said that she and her 5-year-old son, Jose, had started to nap together, but when she woke up, Jose was gone.

The child escaped unharmed, save for minor scrapes, because everything went according to plan. The family is appreciative but not surprised that Jose was saved by their obedient dog.

Samantha Muoz, Jose’s sister, claims that Alejandro has been a very overprotective dog since we got him, which was when he was a baby. It did not surprise me when they said he was walking side by side with him the entire time.

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The family will not be facing any charges, according to the police, and the mother is currently implementing child protective locks to ensure that nothing remotely similar to this ever occurs again.

Sgt. Salas said that he was moved by this dog’s devotion to this little boy and that the dog needed to watch out for him because the railroad tracks are normally very busy.

“Thank you, God, for watching over this child,” he wrote.


Thank God this dog was there to protect this young child; Alejandro, you are a wonderful dog!

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