After four long years of searching, a man has been reunited with his lost dog
After four long years of searching, a man has been reunited with his lost dog. The man, who had previously sworn to never stop looking for his beloved pet, finally found him and was overjoyed to be back together with him.
In 2016, Michael Joy faced the devastating experience of every dog-owner’s worst nightmare: his three beloved dogs got loose and went missing.
Although two of his dogs eventually made it back home, his 4-month-old Labrador Retriever mix, Sam, was still nowhere to be found. Michael searched all the local shelters and scoured every possible location for Sam, but he had no luck.
Determined to find his furry friend, Michael made a promise to his wife that he would never give up on the search. He continued to follow the shelters’ pages, hoping that one day, Sam would miraculously appear.
Despite moving to Kentucky, Michael never gave up hope that Sam would eventually be found. He frequently made trips back to their previous home in Georgia, hoping to catch a glimpse of his beloved dog.
After almost five years of searching, Michael received an unexpected call from City Dogs Cleveland. The person on the other end of the line informed him that they had found Sam.
Michael was initially skeptical, thinking that it couldn’t possibly be his Sam, especially since he was now in Ohio, almost near Michigan. But when the person described Sam as a lighter-haired dog, Michael knew it had to be him. He immediately asked when and where he could pick up his long-lost pet.
Despite the long journey, Michael drove eight hours to Ohio that same day, eager to be reunited with Sam. Upon arriving at the shelter, Michael anxiously waited for Sam to be brought out. He felt like a kid on Christmas morning, eagerly anticipating the reunion.
When Sam was finally brought out, Michael was overjoyed to see that he still remembered him. Sam was equally excited and couldn’t contain his happiness, jumping all over Michael and wagging his tail like crazy.
Get tissues ready for this one…Sam was dropped off by police who found him. Kennel staff scanned & found a #microchip then contacted the number on file. Turns out, Sam was missing for 4 YEARS, from Georgia! His owner drove 8hrs to get Sam in an emotional #reunion.☺️#happyending pic.twitter.com/kGtaeN4iX1
— City Dogs Cleveland (@CityDogsCLE) April 15, 2021
It was an emotional moment for Michael, who had never given up hope of finding Sam. Finally, after almost five years of searching, he was able to hold his beloved pet once again.
Indeed, the reunion between Michael and Sam was emotional and heartwarming. Michael had never given up hope of finding his beloved pet, and after almost five years of searching, he was finally able to hold him again.
Sam’s unexpected journey from Georgia to Ohio is a testament to the importance of microchipping pets. Without Sam’s microchip, he may never have been reunited with his family.
Michael is grateful to the shelter staff who found Sam and contacted him. He now plans to take extra precautions to ensure that Sam is always safe and by his side.
The reunion between Michael and Sam is a reminder of the special bond between pets and their owners, and the lengths that we will go to in order to protect and care for our furry friends.