Dog, Owners Reunited— After 9 Years
Welcome home, Boozer
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2015 6:01 PM CDT
From left, Lloyd Goldston, left, and his children are reunited with their dog, Boozer, after a 9-year separation, in Golden, Colo.   (KUSA via AP)

(Newser) – If it's not a record, it's got to be close: A Tennessee family has been reunited with a dog that went missing nine years ago, reports NBC 9 Colorado. The amazing tale of Boozer began when the Boxer disappeared from his family's yard at the age of 8 months. The Goldstones assumed he was gone for good until this month, when they got a call from an animal shelter in Colorado. Boozer had been surrendered because his longtime owner could no longer care for him, and his embedded microchip turned up the name of Lloyd Goldstone.

“After all this time to see him again," Goldstone tells Fox 31 Denver after making an 18-hour road trip with his two kids to retrieve Boozer. "He was just a puppy and now he’s this old guy. Both of us have gray hair now. It’s like getting a family member back. It’s that level of emotion.”