Dog Makes 1,100 Mile Trek Home After Missing for 2 Years

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Zeus had been missing since August of 2014, however as of April the 12th, he is home once again.  Debi Petranck, of Ocala, Florida lost Zeus when he escaped the yard, and to everyone’s surprise, he turned up in Dearborn, Michigan!  This meant that Zeus made a 1,100 mile journey.  How did he do it?  He walked, of course!

Somehow, Zeus scaled the fence on Petranck’s property in Ocala, Florida.  For whatever reasons a dog could have, the pug-nosed terrier decided to have an adventure right then and there.  Petranck spent days searching for him, but he never seemed to turn up.  She never gave up hope, but also would never have thought he’d turn up in another state.

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Well, this past Tuesday, 1,100 miles from home someone finally came across Zeus in Michigan, and contacted the Dearborn Animal Shelter.  The animal shelter got in touch with Petranck, and she went out to get him right away.

It was a tearful reunion, but Zeus was very happy to finally see a familiar face.  He took off running straight for her, and covered his human mom in kisses.

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“Where have you been, where have you been,” Petranck said.  “Oh, dear God, I have missed you so much.”

We wonder if Zeus will be taking any more adventures  any time soon.  We think not.

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69 thoughts on “Dog Makes 1,100 Mile Trek Home After Missing for 2 Years”

  1. Glad you got him back. I doubt that he walked from Fla to Michigan. More then likely someone or several people kept picking him up along the way, and who knows maybe one of them kept him for awhile and then he escaped again.

  2. Is an adorable happy ending 🙂

    In US there are many amazing stories of how many lost pets have traveled long roads to find their owners.

    And I think the key for these pets was,”never lose the faith to return home someday”

  3. How did he get to Michigan? Retail rescue. They transport dogs from the south to sell in northern states, while families in the south search desperately for their dogs.


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