Seeing somebody after some time apart evokes special feelings once you are reunited. This applies for reunion with friends from high school, colleagues from work, or in this case, a family with their dog. A family dog is not just a pet; it is part of the family. They don’t say dogs are people’s best friend for nothing. Here are some happy reunion stories.
10) Dog survives two years in wildlife, gets back to family
Erin and Nathan Braun went to Tahoe National Forest in 2012. They took their golden retriever Murphy with them, but the dog went missing during the trip. The couple tried to search for their pet instantly, but had no success. Erin and Nathan returned home, created a facebook page, posted fliers everywhere, tried every way and used all of the resources they could, but Murphy was nowhere to be found. For two years, their dog lived and survived in the wildlife of the forest, until a camper found him five miles from the spot Brauns lost him. Murphy has lost some pounds while surviving in the forest, so the Brauns put their pet on the road to recovery.
9) Microchip unites stray dog with family
For seven long months, a family in Texas was searching for their pet Dora. They’ve shared a video of Dora, and hoped someone will find the dog. Their dog left home scared from 4th of July fireworks in 2012. Once the fireworks started, Dora jumped over the fence and never looked back. However, the family never gave up, and continued their search. Thanks to the microchip, Colin Country Animal Services managed to track Dora, seven months after she went missing. The story of Dora can be a lesson for pet owners, as only 15-20% of stray dogs are found. Having a microchip helps a lot when it comes to searching for a stray dog.
8) Precious comes home
A family in North Melbourne lost their pet, Precious (maltese), and after one year of searching, they gave up hope. Everyone, but Jacinta, the middle child. She still carried pictures of their pet in her iPhone, and was constantly trying to find her precious. A tiny microchip helped The Lost Dogs Home in Melbourne to locate Precious. Jacinta, and her sister and brother, were shocked once they got the call that their pet is coming home. Once their pet was in their arms again, a sign of relief and happiness painted their faces. After a three year long journey, the family was whole again.
7) Seven years apart, family reunites
Someone let Reese out of the house, and the Miller family in Houston never saw their pet again for seven years. The family tried to search for their dog, driving through every corner of the city for months. Their search gave no results. Seven years later, Reese was found 1,800 miles away from home in Tacoma, Washington. How and when he ended up there, nobody knows. Again, a microchip helped veterans in Tahoma to find the dog. Too bad dogs can’t talk, otherwise, Reese would have had an incredible story to tell. What is most impressive, is that the dog came back home in great shape.
6) Separated by Sandy, family reunited 18 months later
When the phone rings on april’s fool day, you might not believe what the caller is saying. That was the feeling a family from in Hillsborough Township had this year. Their pet, four year old golden Labrador Wesley went missing during the superstorm Sandy. Miguel Cruz tried to find the dog for weeks, but after a while, he decided to break the sad news to his son. 18 months later, April’s fools day, and the police rings to tell the family that their dog has been found, several towns away. A police patrol checked his microchip, and found his original owners.
5) Sandy strikes again
Wesley was not the only dog separated from his owners during the Superstorm Sandy. Reckless, brown and white terrier pitbull, suffered the same destiny. The storm mangled the fence, and Reckless went missing. One year and a half later, the family went to a local animal shelter, with intention to adopt a dog. Little did they expect to find their beloved Reckless there. They wanted to adopt a new dog for their daughter, and give her as present for her 10th birthday. Their dog immediately recognized them in the shelter, and nobody was happier than their daughter. The family believes that their dog was taken by another family, before he ended up in the shelter.
4) Dog reunited with family, sister!
While Nekoda, a pitbull terrier was safely staying in Dogtown Sanctuary, his family was looking for him for 8 straight months. They lost hope eventually, and moved 600 miles to another town. Once they settled up in their new town, the Whitus family decided to revive the search for their beloved dog. They now had one more dog, a sister for Nekoda. They used Petfinder to try and locate their lost dog. The mother, Sheryl, found a picture of their dog browsing through Petfinder, but their dog was now called Baloo. She printed a picture, send to the sanctuary, and the assistants there noticed it is the same dog. Once reunited, Nekoda immediately hit off with his sister Lilly.
3) Two months can be long time when you miss someone
TJ, a beagle from Colorado, went missing for nearly two months, during which time he got hit by a car and lost one leg. He ran away from his sitter in May, but his owner was determined to find him. Dave Snyder posted flyers everywhere, even put a notice on Craigslist, hire rescue team to find his dog, but he had no success for two months. A police report, contacting animal control for a badly injured dog, helped Dave reunite with his pet. Veterinary had to remove one of the dog’s legs, but TJ has not lost his spirit.
2) Facebook reunites girl and her dog
Hope Cadieux is an 18 year old girl living in Ottawa. One and a half year ago, she saved money to buy a dog, and once she got her husky Nekita, she loved her from the bottom of her heart. One day, she opened the door of the house for Nekita to take a run at the farm, but the dog never came back. The girl posted pictures on Facebook, hoping that someone has seen her dog and will contact her, but nothing came. 18 months later, thanks to the Pet lost network from Ottawa, Hope was reunited with her loving dog. You can imagine the look of her face, when she logged on the social network, and found her name tagged under a picture of her dog.
1) Fireworks separated family
For the Clauss family in Lincoln, this 4th of July could not have been worse. During the fireworks, their dog Macy, run away from their yard at midnight. Luckily for them, their separation lasted just 36 hours. One of the mysteries of this story is that during the time she was away, Macy got a haircut. Who and when gave her a haircut, is not known. The Clauss family will have to thank their neighbour Don Estes, for Macy. Once Don Estes found the dog, he was asking through the neighborhood for the owners.