A Dog Rescue with a Happy Ending

We had this Great Pyrenees wander into the yard a couple days ago. He was friendly and Scooby was enjoying playing with him, so we called around the neighborhood to see if anyone was missing a dog. It started to get dark and he showed no signs of going home, so I put out some water and food for him and he stayed all night. The next day, we called Northern New Mexico Friends of Animals, who have a lot of great programs, including a cheap microchip service ($10 for a microchip) and several people with microchip scanners. We had our doubts that he’d have a chip and were getting close to just keeping him because he and Scooby were new best buddies, but he had a chip! After calling the chip company we found out he lived almost 40 miles away. Once we talked to the owner it turns out he was being dog-sat by a neighbor and had gotten out and they were worried sick about him. They came to pick him up and he went home! We were pleasantly surprised to have a situation helping an animal go so well. So many times the outcome is unfortunate, but the moral of the story is: Microchip your pet!

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Brodie the Great Pyrenees Escape Artist

~ by Leanne Johnson on February 9, 2014.

3 Responses to “A Dog Rescue with a Happy Ending”

  1. Hi Leanne,

    Thank you for your kind words about Northern New Mexico Friends of Animals. We are so happy that you had a great ending. Microchips are a good thing and have helped us return several dogs to their homes.

    Jim Vaughn
    President
    Northern New Mexico Friends of Animals

  2. Great story! Thanks for caring for Brodie! He did have a great smile and Scooby loved playing with him. Glad you helped him find his home.

  3. Why is it that people don’t microchip their pups? Some are afraid of the size of the needle. Well, truth be told, the needle is mighty big, but it is a pinch and it is over. Seems like a drop in the ocean compared to all of the other procedures, surgeries, dentals, poking, and prodding that we veterinarians do to dogs. It could bring your dog back to you just as it reunited Black Jack with his owner. It seems worth it to me.

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