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Dog Lost at Sea Turns Up Weeks Later

Luna's just fine

(Newser) - An enterprising dog is being reunited with her owner five weeks after she was presumed lost at sea. Luna's tale begins on Feb. 10, when the 18-month-old German shepherd somehow went over the side of owner Nick Hayworth's fishing boat as he was pulling in lobster traps, reports... More »

Affluenza Teen's Dog Is Missing

Poor Virgil, he didn't ask for any of this

(Newser) - The dog that may be partially responsible for getting Ethan Couch's deportation to the US delayed has gone missing. The "affluenza teen" and his mom, who has been deported , brought their dog with them when they fled to Mexico, and the SPCA in Puerto Vallarta—where Ethan and... More »

Lost Dog Back, Apparently After 2 Years in Forest

Family returned to campsite with his bed, and Murphy crawled in

(Newser) - After Nathan and Erin Braun's golden retriever went missing on a camping trip in Tahoe National Forest in 2012, they posted fliers and set up a Facebook page, but had no luck finding Murphy over two years, the Los Angeles Times reports. Earlier this month, however, when a camper... More »

Family, Dog Reunited After 5 Years

Shakira the Siberian Husky showed up in Illinois

(Newser) - Shakira the Siberian Husky went missing from her Georgia home almost five years ago, but she was just reunited with her owners thanks to a $15 microchip, reports the Chicago Tribune . Shakira turned up at a Georgia animal shelter, where she might have been euthanized, and from there arrived at... More »

Dog Reunited With Owner After 53 Days in Wild

Barbara Bagley overjoyed to have Dooley back

(Newser) - If you just can't take any more of this today, here's a bittersweet story to warm your heart: After surviving for 53 days in the Nevada desert, a Shetland sheepdog named Dooley was reunited with his loving owner last month. Dooley ran from a Dec. 27 car accident... More »

Dog Reunited With Family After 700-Mile Journey

'Bear' somehow made it from Sacramento to Tacoma in two days

(Newser) - Sounds like something out of a movie: A dog was reunited with his Sacramento, California, owner yesterday after he disappeared and was found two days later … in Tacoma, Washington. Bear, a 2-year-old Patterdale terrier, is only 20 pounds and 15 inches tall, and it’s unclear how he made... More »

Couple: Find Our Dog, We'll Name Firstborn After You

They fear their Bernese Mountain dog was snatched

(Newser) - A Canadian couple, desperate to reclaim their missing dog, has offered an unusual reward: They'll name their soon-to-be-born first child after whoever finds her. Sara and Dan Cannon's 16-month-old Bernese Mountain dog disappeared from their backyard on Jan. 4, reports the New York Daily News. Fearful that someone might have... More »

K9 Who Bolted Thunder Rumble Is Reunited With Partner

Chicago police dog ran off 4 days ago

(Newser) - A Chicago police dog is back home after disappearing four days ago amid a thunderstorm, the Chicago Tribune reports. A man spotted Bear, dirty but unharmed, near a cemetery yesterday. The 2-year-old German shepherd was likely hunting small animals in nearby woods, said his relieved partner, who has been chasing... More »

Missing Dog Case Takes Cruel Turn

Teen charged after owner receives harrowing calls

(Newser) - Philly police have arrested a 15-year-old in the case of a gentle brown dog whose disappearance led to a cruel chain of events for her owner. The youth and others called up the distraught owner after Edna's disappearance, demanded a ransom, then made a dog yelp in pain as he... More »

Panhandler Reunited With Missing Dog

Concerned public helps give distraught owner new leash on life

(Newser) - A now famous Chicago panhandler said he was "speechless" yesterday during his ecstatic reunion with his 12-year-old mutt, Reba.  A sympathetic public mobilized into action last week after learning that Tom Finley had lost Reba and was too upset to eat or sleep, the Chicago Tribune reports. A... More »

Panhandler Begs For Lost Pooch, his 'Best Friend'

Anti-cruelty society and locals rally behind itinerant owner

(Newser) - A Chicago panhandler has gone from begging for loose change to asking after a lost pal, the Chicago Tribune reports. Sixty-nine year-old Tom Finley says he last saw his canine "best friend" outside a McDonald's, and believes someone took her in the hope of giving the dog better care.... More »

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