It's the best thing in the world when you come home, open the door, and are welcomed by a 4-legged furry pet who's over the moon to see you. Dogs, cats, and other pets can make a bad day good and a good day better. But what happens when your pet hasn't seen you in weeks, months, or years?
Even if you claim to have a heart of stone, these dogs reuniting with their owners will make you bawl your eyes out. Some of these pooches were lost, stolen, or separated from their owners overseas. Watch each of these emotional reunions and go to the next page to see the little pup that got rescued from the rubble of a tornado!
1. Man Reunites With His Stolen Dog 2 Years Later
Jose and Chaos share a special bond because without his dog, Jose doesn't know how he would've survived the divorce from his wife and losing his house. While taking care of some things, Jose let a friend take care of his dog, but Chaos was never returned.
Two years later, animal services found a dog and identified him through his microchip. They called Jose and called him in to the shelter.
“I couldn’t get to the shelter fast enough," said Jose. "I couldn’t wait for it to open so I could see Chaos! I left at 8 am today and had an hour and a half drive, so I was very anxious!”
Here's what happened when he got there...
2. Long-Lost Pup Goes Berserk With Joy
True love never dies, and this dog clearly missed his owner after not seeing him for 3 years. The first thing this pup notices is the familiar sound of his owner's whistle. Next, he spots a man carrying a bag over his shoulder. Dog and man stare at each other for a few seconds, and the excited dog bounds towards his long-lost owner. He's so happy to see his owner again, that he disturbs bystanders with loud whiny barks. We don't blame him one bit!
3. Missing Dog Realizes His Owner Has Come to Take Him Home
Gunnar was the beloved family pet until he disappeared one day and his owners thought they'd never see him again. In the meantime, Animal Care & Control in Pittsburgh were trying to track down an elusive pup. After finally bringing him to the shelter, they discovered who he was and who he belonged to. Gunnar had been found after over a year of separation from his family!
Here's his first meeting with them:
4. Grown-Up Pup Reunites With His Owner After 8 Years
It's fair to say that once your dog is gone for 8 years, he's probably not coming back. Joshua Edwards lost his Rottweiler as a puppy mysteriously one day when Duke disappeared from his backyard. A full 8 years later, Duke was identified through his microchip and Joshua was called in to confirm ownership. What happens next will melt your heart.
5. Dora Snuggles Up to Her Long-Lost Owner
Owners, beware! Loud noises can spook a dog very easily. When Dora heard the 4th of July fireworks, she jumped the fence and ran away. Seven months later, a stray dog was picked up by Collin County Animal Services in Texas and the owner was notified. When he came to get her, Dora walked straight towards him and lovingly cuddled up to his chest. You will cry, I promise.
See more heartwarming dog/owner reunions on the next page!