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NBA Player's Stolen Dog Tale Is a 'Christmas Miracle'

After 12 hours of searching, Kelly and Jackie Olynyk reunite woman with dog missing for 4 years

(Newser) - When Utah Jazz player Kelly Olynyk and his wife, Jackie, found a lost dog, it was the start of a 12-hour Christmas Day adventure that would see the couple enjoy dinner in the cold with their new pal and later reunite him with his home after four years. The heartwarming...

Dog Lost at Atlanta Airport Found After 3 Weeks

Delta says Chihuahua mix Maia was hiding in cargo facility

(Newser) - A dog that disappeared at the world's busiest airport three weeks ago has been found alive and will be reunited with her owner. Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport tweeted Sunday that Maia, a 6-year-old Chihuahua mix, had been found "hiding near the North Cargo facilities," NBC...

Alaskan Dog Went on Quite the Adventure

Australian shepherd Nanuq thought to have traveled 166 miles across sea ice

(Newser) - Alaska's Mandy Iworrigan was amazed when one of her family's lost dogs turned up before her eyes, nearly 40 miles from home. Iworrigan lives in Gambell on St. Lawrence Island—it's about as close as you can get to Russia while still in the US. She was...

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This Lost Dog Knew Exactly Where to Go

After escaping new owner's home, Bailey shows up at El Paso shelter she'd been adopted out from

(Newser) - On Jan. 29, an "urgent" message popped up on the Facebook page of Texas' Animal Rescue League of El Paso. "This beautiful girl—Bailey—has gotten loose," the post read, accompanied by photos of an incredibly cute pup. "She is very friendly." Loretta Hyde, the...

Court Orders Soccer Star to Pay Up For Returned Dog

Daniel Sturridge offered cash to anyone who found Pomeranian

(Newser) - A soccer star whose beloved Pomeranian was stolen and later returned has been ordered to pay the promised $30,000 he offered to whoever helped bring the pooch home. Per the Guardian , striker Daniel Sturridge was told by a court in Los Angeles, where the break-in occurred, that he owes...

Missing Dog Turns Up On Local TV News Show

Station helps reunite Wisconsin man with his missing pet

(Newser) - A Wisconsin man forgot to turn off his TV before bed and it changed his life. The man, identified only as Dwight, woke up to his local news station’s Adopt-a-Pet segment. An announcer was describing a little brown dog’s underbite when Dwight glanced at the TV and...

'Miracle' at Walmart Involves One Smart Dog

Pooch missing for 3 weeks finds owner at work

(Newser) - An Alabama woman had been missing her dog for three weeks when the unthinkable happened: The pooch found her. June Rountree was beginning to lose hope that she'd ever see her dog, Abby, again after the 4-year-old lab-pitbull mix slipped out of her collar in the backyard of Rountree'...

Owners Have Spent 9 Months Scouring NZ for Missing Dogs

Weed and Dice ran off in October

(Newser) - “New Zealand is really not that big a place,” says Alan Funnell of the country he calls home—with his home specifically being on the South Island. It's the larger of New Zealand's two main islands, and it's one he and Louisa Andrew have spent...

She Thought Her Dog Died in a Fire. 2 Days Later: 'We Got Him!'

Rebel hid under a desk in Kayla Blake's apartment; he suffered just a burn on his nose

(Newser) - Kayla Blake thought she'd lost Rebel forever. Per WHSV , the fifth-year psych major at James Madison University got a call Thursday morning informing her that her apartment building in Harrisonburg, Va., was on fire. She says she became "hysterical," as Rebel, the dog she'd adopted three...

Meet Abby, the Dog Who Returned From the Dead

'It feels like a part of my kids’ childhood is back, part of our family is back'

(Newser) - As far as Debra Suierveld is concerned, Abby pulled a Lazarus. “We thought she had passed away,” Suierveld tells KDKA . “It feels like a part of my kids’ childhood is back, part of our family is back." Abby, a black lab mix, wandered off from Suierveld'...

Why This Elderly Dog Is Nicknamed 'The Legend'

Mo survived 9 months, including a harsh winter, in the Idaho mountains

(Newser) - A lost Boise dog is back home after nine months and a brutal winter alone in the Idaho mountains. Mo, an elderly Chesapeake Bay retriever, wandered away from her owners during a hunting trip in September, the AP reports. Darwin and Cindy Cameron stayed near the tiny hamlet of Horseshoe...

Owner Reunited With Dog That Vanished 7 Years Ago

'She's my heart...That's why I never gave up'

(Newser) - A Tennessee resident reunited with her dog that disappeared seven years ago from her old home in Ohio says she can't even describe how happy she was to see her pet. Mishka was 3 years old when she vanished from the backyard of owner Paula Graff's home. But...

Delta Airlines Stumped After Dog Goes Missing

Frank Romano says firm gave him 'run-around'

(Newser) - A man is trying to find his best friend after Delta Airlines lost track of the 6-year-old bull terrier Friday night. "I keep praying and wishing for him to come back," Frank Romano tells ABC News . Delta has told him they're looking for the dog, Ty, who...

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...

Lost Dog Found Thanks to Facebook, High-Tech Search

Luckily, owner didn't have to use the gallons of urine he collected

(Newser) - Bryan Mason was determined to find Sparky the dog after he ran off one day in San Francisco—and flyers alone weren't going to do the trick. Instead, Mason set up a Google Map, pinning spots where Sparky, originally his fiancee's dog, had been sighted. He also created...

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...

Missing Cat Spent Months in JFK Airport

Jack finally found, sent to family in California

(Newser) - Perhaps he found inspiration in Willow . Jack the cat escaped his cat carrier at JFK Airport when his family was moving to California, prompting a Facebook campaign , an American Airlines search, and numerous sweeps of the airport and local areas. Finally, two months later, Jack has been found: Turns out...

Dog Reunited With Family After 5 Years

Beagle returns to Queens home after turning up at Georgia shelter

(Newser) - A Queens family experienced its own version of the Incredible Journey last weekend when it was reunited with a beagle puppy after 5 years—and more than 850 miles, reports the New York Post. No one knows where Rocco's travels took him in the interim, but when he turned up...

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