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Lost Dog Found Seven Years Later and 1,800 Miles Away from Home

by Katherine

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Seven years ago, the unthinkable happened to Dinah Miller in Tyler, Texas. She lost her beloved Maltese dog named Reese. She searched and searched for her pet but after months of looking and not finding her dog, she simply gave up. This past July, Miller got the surprise of her life when an animal shelter in Tacoma, Wash., called to tell her they had her dog.

“We cannot believe it, we just can’t believe it,” Miller told WFAA News.


Reese got lost when someone inadvertently left a door open and he got away. He was found on the side of a busy road in Washington State and taken to the shelter. When scanned for a microchip one was found, and tanks to that Miller was reunited with her beloved pet.

Tisha Reed, Miller’s daughter, told KHOU News they have no idea how the little dog traveled 1,800 mile to Tacoma, but they are delighted to have him back home.

Thanks to dedicated United Airlines flight attendants and area rescue groups, the white fluffy dog boarded a plane and flew back home.

Welcome home Reese!