STANDISH — The Maine Wardens Service is praising a Standish mother for calling for help right after she noticed her 3-year-old son had gone missing while chasing his dog.

Hunter Spearrin was found about 1 p.m. Sunday, three hours after his mother called for help.

Hunter’s mother, Nina Berwick, is nine months pregnant and couldn’t chase after him.

Hunter and the dog were found safe about a half mile from his home.

After her son was rescued, Berwick thanked rescue workers for their help.

The wardens say people frequently wait until dark before calling for help, making the search more difficult.