“Tiny” Mastiff Puppy Is Reunited With Priest After Heart-Pounding Ordeal

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

August 24, 2015

Ysolt (that’s “ee-solt”) is an 8-week-old Mastiff pup with a flair for adventure. Her pawrent, Father Patrick Beretta, is a priest at the Butte, Montana church, with two full-grown Mastiffs already in the family.

When Ysolt decided to head out early after mass one morning to do some sniffin’ around the church, she got into a bit more trouble than she bargained for.


Beretta first assumed Ysolt had been stolen, but acting on a hunch that she was nearby, he peered into the 30-foot-long drain pipe that runs under the church. There, he spotted his scared puppy wedged inside.

When animal control arrived alongside Officer Patrick Flemming and Officer Callie Daly, the team used a catch pole to gently push the pup to one end. Eventually, the officers pulled her wrinkled backside from the pipe and handed her over to a very relieved Beretta.


“I was thrilled,” he said, “I told the sheriff how great I was to have his officers.”

It turns out that the little whippersnapper waddled her way right into the pipe, nose-first, with little scolding from her furry housemates. Beretta and his staff are “very, very happy” to have found her. Talk about an adventurous start with her new family–we’re gonna need a doggie GPS for this one!

H/t Huffington Post & The Montana Standard

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

August 24, 2015