Baxter, Heroic Golden Retriever, Helps Save Brother After Both Were Lost For 2 Weeks (VIDEO)

10/12/2012 06:31 pm ET | Updated Oct 14, 2012

Two Golden Retrievers were trapped in the woods for two weeks before one was able to break free and lead his owner back to his brother.

Penny Blackwell's two dogs, Baxter and Bailey, disappeared from her yard in Sandwich, Mass., on September 26, reports MSN Now.

Blackwell plastered her neighborhood and Facebook page with fliers begging for help. Although her neighbors and friends helped search for the dogs, the pair couldn't be found.

“I had pretty much given up hope that they were going to come home,” Penny told CBS Boston.

But on October 8, one of the people who had seen Blackwell's Facebook post found a dog matching Baxter's description, according to Examiner.com.

Unfortunately, though, Bailey was nowhere to be seen.

But once Baxter was reunited with his owner, he led her directly back to his brother -- who was still tangled in the brush and unable to move.

"Baxter kind of led me off the side through the woods. I had twigs in my eyes and leaves in my hair," Blackwell told Examiner.com.

“I could hardly get him untied because he was jumping on me and jumping on Baxter because he was so happy to see us,” she told CBS Boston.

She believes that the dogs were still tied to their double leash when they escaped from her yard. The leash then became entangled in the brush, and only Baxter was eventually able to break free.

Though the dogs had lost nearly 10 lbs, they were otherwise in good condition.

Baxter’s a hero for taking me there,” Blackwell said.

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