Nearly a year after an avalanche separated him from his owner, a missing dog was spotted on trail cam.

Feb 26, 2024 | News

February 26, 2024

Today’s Good News Story comes from Marble, Colorado.

A trail camera in Colorado captured the amazing journey of a missing canine named Ullr who survived 11 months alone in wilderness after a tragic avalanche separated him from its owner.

Jacob Dalbey & Ullr

Jacob Dalbey’s owner received the long-awaited confirmation that his Border Collie Rottweiler Mix, Ullr, survived through photos taken on Saturday and Sunday using a trail cam set up by canine tracking experts Jacob Dalbey had hired. Dalbey shared his gratitude and joy on a GoFundMe account where he shared this amazing news.

“After 341 day, 11 months and the day of setting them up, moving them around to lure Ullr to one, I finally got confirmation of what i have known all the time,” Dalbey shared to the online community.

“I want to thank all of you. Friends and supporters of Ullr, (and myself) I am so grateful for you. Even when I don’t express it, knowing that you believe in us means a great deal. It’s been difficult to say the very least. Your support made it possible for us to continue searching for Ullr during the last 11+ months,” he added.


The GoFundMe campaign, started by Deborah Wieker, explains that Dalbey is currently unable to do any work due to injuries he sustained in the avalanche. He also faces unplanned medical expenses. The funds raised will be used to cover the costs of the tracker which played a vital role in Ullr’s discovery.


On March 17, 2023, Dalbey and Ullr were separated when they were caught by an avalanche while backcountry skiing near Chair Mountain with friends.

Dalbey, despite being hospitalized and seriously injured, displayed incredible resilience. recounting: “I was carried over 2,500 feet, fully buried, with my right hand sticking out of snow.” I was able clear my airway instantly and then in the course of digging myself out over three and a half hours with a fractured hand and frostbite fingers.”

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