Reunions: Lost Dog Missing for Five Years Returned to Family

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Five years after he disappeared without a trace, a San Diego dog has found his way home.

Scott Alix lost his dog five years ago and always hoped to find Mikey Brown, his terrier mix, one day. That day came last month when he received a call from the San Diego Humane Society telling him that his dog had been located.

Alix said he’s not sure how Mikey Brown lost his way, but does remember his pooch taking off to get hotdogs from a nearby deli.

“One day someone intercepted him, and he never came back,” said Alix.

The terrier mix wasn’t alone for long. According to Alix, he was cared for by a woman for the past five years. She recently died, and thanks to the microchip implanted in his dog, Alex and Mikey Brown were finally reunited.

Alix and his two sons have welcomed Mikey Brown back into their Mission Hills home with open arms. “He was my first son. I had him before I had my two sons,” Alix said.

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22 thoughts on “Reunions: Lost Dog Missing for Five Years Returned to Family”

  1. Please secure Mikey Brown in the future. A dog will always be too young to go for hot dogs on his own at the corner deli.

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  2. Awesome Dude! (lol) I think the microchip should be re-designed and have two purposes. One of course its original purpose and two have a mini cam to record a dogs going ins and coming outs at times like this! LOL! And allow it to even play back sensored if need be! LOL

    Loved the story! s

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  3. Love the happy ending but as a rescuer, I do not place dogs in homes where there is even a slight chance of an escape from a yard or careless children or owners. ….. Hope Scott keeps Mikey and all future dogs either leashed or in a completely secure yard for play and bathroom time and (of course) inside the rest of the time. ……….. And to all dog owners who aren’t yet aware, if you lose your dog, put up flyers IMMEDIATELY and an ad in the local paper AND check the local paper to see if anyone has posted your dog as FOUND!!!!

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