Reunited in Michigan

Mini Golden Doodle, Maggie, vanished from her family’s backyard in 2016 without a trace. When Jillian G. from Freeland, Michigan realized Maggie was missing, she and her family immediately began the search for their beloved Christmas puppy. “We looked for months with no leads, and no luck,” said Jillian.  “With our Michigan winters, we thought she was gone for good.”

19 months after going missing, Maggie was found by Good Samaritans and taken to Saginaw County Animal Care and Control Center where the staff scanned her and found her AKC Reunite microchip. The shelter was able to contact the family through Maggie’s up-to-date enrollment information with AKC Reunite. This touching reunion was caught on video and shared to the shelter’s Facebook page.


The family’s reunion with Maggie was surreal. Jillian recalls, “I was in disbelief it was really her but she recognized us after she got close to us and smelled us….now it’s like she never left. It’s so good to have her home and see how happy she makes my six children.”

“Without the microchip, we would not have our dog back. There is no way the shelter would have known to contact me without the microchip. My advice would be to never give up and to microchip every pet!”

RELATED POSTS

Corporal the German Shepherd

December 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Corporal, the 6-month-old German Shepherd puppy, is still learning to follow commands. But after she ran away, her owners worried she may never come home.

Mischievous Maizy

December 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Maizy’s owner Cindy left the house, as she normally would, and walked down to her local co-op leaving Maizy safely inside — or so she thought.

Oreo’s Frequent Outings

December 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Oreo was microchipped and enrolled early on by her owner, and thank goodness she did so, or this tuxedo cat may not have had as many happy reunions!

2018-10-04T16:04:14+00:00 Categories: Found Pet, Pet Recovery, Reunion|Tags: , , , , |