Missing Dog Has Heartwarming Reunion with Her Dad

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Terrified of fireworks, Dora bolted from her home on July 4th of 2012.  Her family searched everywhere, and still they never found her.  But seven months later, she was picked up and taken to a shelter only 12 miles away.  The reunion between Dora and her dad was really touching.

 

 

Who knows what Dora experienced while she was out on her own for so long?  This is a very sweet and sensitive girl, and the world is a scary place.  Being in a shelter is scary, too – lots of commotion, and new people, animals, smells, and sounds.  It can be overwhelming.  Dora may have been very traumatized from her ordeal.  When she sees her dad, it’s almost as if she can’t believe he’s really there!  She’s cautious in her approach, but after a moment reality and excitement kick in:  “Holy cannoli!  It’s my dad – he’s really here!  I’m going home!!”

92 thoughts on “Missing Dog Has Heartwarming Reunion with Her Dad”

  1. In Sweden it’s mandatory since many years to “chip” all dogs before they reach 4months of age. Makes life so much easier for both dogs and owners. Stray dogs are almost non existing so nowadays it should be rather easy to find the owner to a Swedish dog taken in to shelter in Sweden.
    I hope you’ll get legislation resembling to ours..
    Heartwarming story about Dora..

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    • This is wonderful – I wish the U.S. would do the same thing. I volunteer at the local animal shelter and so many dogs come in that look like they belong to someone yet have no chips. Mine are both chips even though the furthest they get away from me is in the backyard only when I’m home and it’s not for very long. But I figure better be safe than sorry – if by chance something would happen and they would get out, they would be chipped and hopefully get back to me.

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  2. I had a friend whose dog bolted from fireworks. The ending wasn’t sweet at all. So glad this one was found.

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  3. I had a friend whose dog bolted from fireworks. The ending wasn’t sweet at all. So glad this one was found.

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