Missing Chihuahua Reunited With Owner After 5 Year Separation

The San Diego county Department of Animal Services has reported a happy ending story five years in the making.

The San Diego county Department of Animal Services has reported a happy ending story five years in the making.

Found wandering near downtown San Diego Saturday, a Chihuahua named Cookie was scanned for a microchip, and after a call to her elated owner the long lost friends were reunited. The dog disappeared from Alejandro Pantoja’s Chula Vista residence five years ago: how she survived all that time and made her way from the South Bay to San Diego is a mystery.

Dawn Danielson, director of Animal Services, said the happy ending shows the importance of micro-chipping and registering pets. “Having your animal micro-chipped is a painless procedure that truly does ensure your pet has a ticket home,” said Dawn Danielson, director of Animal Services.

Microchips are available at all three county animal shelters on Thursday between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Pets must be licensed first.

20 thoughts on “Missing Chihuahua Reunited With Owner After 5 Year Separation

  1. I recently found a dog that was stolen two years ago and found the rightful owner. How come I wasn’t in the news? I thought it was all pretty amazing.

  2. What a wonderful story! Yay for microchipping! Carol Hudson I can’t imagine how you must feel to have lost both of your dogs. Hope that you have a happy ending just like Cookie did!

  3. Looks pretty healthy! Imagine she was stolen and kept by someone–then probably dumped when they got tired of her–wonderful ending–microchips work!

  4. @ Carol H, your loss must be heartbreaking…I had a dog stolen from my backyard as well, it was years ago but I still feel a sadness when I think of her. There is always hope though,…and my sincere wish is that you are re-united with your buddies!xoxo!!!

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