The true story of puppy mill survivor, Bailey, a Lhasa Apso.  Named Bailey, after the family name in the classic movie ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE.

Catherine Frances adopted the little dog rescued when a puppy mill was raided in Southern Minnesota.  Shortly after Bailey was brought to her new home in Eagan Minnesota, she went missing dragging her red leash.   Eagan, a large suburb close to MSP airport, had a problem with coyotes – putting this little dog in even greater peril.  THE RED LEASH is testament to believing in miracles when chances for success are zero.  It is about a community coming to together (including police, an animal control officer, a group of college kids, a pet psychic, a crusty old animal tracker, a Lhasa Apso show dog expert, friends and neighbors)  to find this little white dog who was lost for a month during one of Minnesota’s coldest and snowiest winters on record.

Check back for Bailey’s story as featured in a national dog magazine written by Lhaso Apso expert, Barb Kelm, who played a major role in finding Bailey.

A picture of Bailey – ten years later, she loves her walks !

Bailey wearing her new spring green Martha Stewart raincoat!

Bailey, hanging out at home!