The owners of an Isle of Wight dog, who was missing for more than a week, have thanked those who helped to reunite them. 

Chocolate Labrador, Arretina, first disappeared on Thursday (2).

The seven-year-old accidentally fell from her owners’ van on Pan Lane, Newport, along with two other dogs.

Passers-by managed to grab hold of two of the pets, but Arretina was spooked and fled up the road towards Burnt House Lane.

Following her disappearance, various sightings were made and updates were posted in Facebook group, Lost Pets IOW.

TrackADog, a voluntary organisation dedicated to finding missing pets, was contacted by the owners, and teams searched on foot and used drones.

Areas of focus included St George's Down, Burnt House Lane and Arreton.

Businesses in the area also put up posters but, despite their best efforts, teams were unable to find her.

That was until Thursday morning (9), when the team, Arretina's owners and the other two dogs reassembled, to lay down a fresh scent.

"We asked the owners to leave their van overnight with the door open and food and bedding where she had been seen the day before", Simon Ledger, of TrackADog told the County Press.

And, much to their amazement, when they returned to check at 5.30am on Friday morning (10), Arretina was found bedded down in the van.

After reuniting, her owners, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "We are so impressed with the TrackADog Team and the incredible help and advice we received which is so helpful when we were so upset about our missing pet and didn’t know what to do or who to search for her!”