Stolen Dog Goes Absolutely Bonkers When He Sees His Dad for the First Time in Two Years

It took some time for Chaos to settle down on the way home to Wisconsin, but once he did, he spent the entire ride with his head on José’s shoulder.


 

 

Two years ago, José Andaverde needed a friend to look after his dog Chaos when he was going through some hard times.  But when the time came for Chaos to go home, the “friend” refused to give him up.  Now after what must have felt like an eternity, José has his boy back where he belongs – home.

“This is just a miracle!  I couldn’t be any happier – I feel amazing!”

José got Chaos when he was just a puppy.  He was homeless at the time; having gone through a rough divorce, he had nowhere to live but his car.

“Chaos helped me through so much in my life – I took him everywhere with me!”

But as the puppy grew, José knew that he couldn’t keep him cooped up, so he had a friend look after him temporarily.  However, three months later, the buddy wouldn’t give him back.  José was devastated.

 

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As the months passed, José got another dog.  And then as fate would have it, Chaos turned up in the driveway of an employees at Winnebago County Animal Services in Rockford, Illinois.

“We are unsure if the dog was abandoned or just got out accidentally,” the shelter said.

But he was microchipped, and when shelter staff called the number listed, they reached José.

“I was speechless and I couldn’t stop smiling.  I just couldn’t believe it,” he said.  “I couldn’t get to the shelter fast enough.  I couldn’t wait for it to open so I could see Chaos!  I left at 8 am and had an hour and a half drive, so I was very anxious.”

The reunion between them is tear-jerking.  At first, Chaos seemed nervous, but then it was like he was just in shock, and couldn’t believe who he was seeing.  The excitement quickly built up and before he knew it, José was being trampled on and covered with a torrent of kisses.

 

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“I haven’t been happier,” he exclaimed.  “This has taken a huge weight off of my shoulders and has made my entire week!  Thank you so much to all of the staff for all you do.  I will always appreciate you!”

It took some time for Chaos to settle down on the way home to Wisconsin, but once he did, he spent the entire ride with his head on José’s shoulder.  He gave him a bath, and let his children be surprised to see Chaos waiting for them when they came home from school.

Since getting Chaos back, José has been a strong advocate for people taking the time to have their pets microchipped.

“Pay the microchip fee!  That fee versus never seeing your dog again is totally worth it!”

Thankfully, José’s new dog immediately bonded with his long lost brother.

“As soon as they met, they started playing and running around, acting like they have been together since they were puppies!”

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Stolen Dog Goes Absolutely Bonkers When He Sees His Dad for the First Time in Two Years

  1. I just couldn’t hold back the tears., so sad they were separated but absolutely amazing they were reunited.

  2. I had 2 rescue dogs from the Hawaii Humane Society in Keaau. One of my dogs Dingo just died of bladder cancer after 14 years with me. Divorced & not having children, these are my boys. If you ever saw a 81 year old man cry, that be me. My other dog Rocky went into deep depression and would not eat. After 3 days of not eating I tried to hand feed him. I opened his jaw with my left hand and feeding him with my right hand and it worked. After 4 days of this, I checked back to the pound as I was doing and found a wonderful mixed Germain Shepard of about 45 lbs. today. When I entered his cage it was like I was his long lost friend. I took him home today and he thinks he is in heaven to run around in a whole acre and lay in a 30 inch puffed up doggy pillow. It will take a couple of days for Rocky to get used to him and I hope he will eat on his own tomorrow. I will pray about it as I did to find a good companion for Rocky.

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