After 5 Long Years, a Lost Senior Dog is Reunited With His Owner

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic
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It seems that year is off to a good start in Sharonville, Ohio, where a true miracle happened for a hopeful pawrent. A Butler County woman named Hannah experienced immense relief and happiness after she was reunited with her long-lost doggo, at the annual My Furry Valentine adoption event in Sharonville. 

Will, Hannah’s wonderful Golden Retriever buddy had been missing for five years, after he wandered away from home in October 2019. Devastated, Hannah and her family searched for days and weeks for Will, but without success. In the end, fearing the worst, they had to let go of their wavering hopes.

But incredibly, much to their amazement, their hopes were rekindled. They spotted a stray dog photo posted out of Clermont County – the resemblance to Will was uncanny. Hannah quickly sent a Facebook message to the nonprofit Clear the Clermont County Animal Shelter, inquiring about the dog - apparently named Rome. After a brief explanation, she said she believed it was none other than her beloved Will. 

In a race against time, Hannah received a reply from one of the employees. “Rome” was to be one of the adoptable dogs at the My Furry Valentine event over that coming weekend. It was the chance Hannah was looking for as she could finally meet her furry friend at the event. Elated, she traveled to the Sharonville Convention Center, eager to find out if “Rome” was actually her Will. Turns out – yes he was!

“The reunion was nothing short of magical, a testament to the unwavering loyalty and love that exists between humans and their four-legged friends,” wrote the organization on Facebook. “Will may have aged gracefully over the past five years, but his spirit is as youthful as ever. He wasn’t only reunited with his humans but also his dad, who is 16 years old now.”

Was it sheer luck? Or was it fated for Will and Hannah to remain together? Whatever the cause may be, we are simply delighted with the story and such a joyful happy end.

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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