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Canadian couple reunited with dog lost in car crash near Elk

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KHQ originally spoke to a Canadian couple who had been searching for their border collie, Ruby near Elk after they were in a car crash over the weekend. 

Tonight they are all back together again. 

"It's surreal," says Liz Edwards.  "We're just over the moon."

It was certainly a joyful day for Liz and Troy Edwards who weren't sure the day would ever come that they would see Ruby again.   

I asked if it ever occurred to them to head back to British Columbia without her and Liz responded without hesitation.  "No. That would've been awful."

After spending five days camping near Elk, hoping and praying Ruby would turn up, and she actually did.  "Words can't quite describe how exciting it is to have her back," says Liz. 

The couple got several calls from viewers who had seen our story and said they'd spotted Ruby.  Finally the Edwards caught up with her after a woman called and said Ruby was in her backyard.    

Liz said she went over and got down on the ground near Ruby.  "Eventually after a few minutes she gave me a big kiss on the face and rolled over for a tummy rub."

Even though they never made it on their vacation, the couple says their impromptu stay in Washington was well worth it.  "We have met some amazing people in Elk and Spokane," says Liz.  "We've discovered a nice place with some really great people that have big hearts, and are willing to go out of their way to help you."

Liz, Troy, and their two dogs, Ruby and Zoe are now happily headed back to Canada, but are leaving behind many thanks. 

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