Having a dog lost of stolen is one of the most painful experiences an owner can go through. The not knowing if the dog is alive, safe or in pain can sometimes be unbearable. Anyone who have ever experienced having a lost dog knows the sleepless nights of worry and searching. One man experienced that pain for 18 months. For 18 months he hurt and ached with worry of what happened to his dog. He tried everything he could to find the dog and had no luck. Finally he decided to add a new dog to his life because he was so lonely.
This dog owner had his beloved German shepherd stolen from him and for 18 months he grieved this loss of his dog and was unsuccessful in searching for him. Finally, he decided to begin looking for a new dog. What happened when he went to look for a new dog will warm your heart. During his search he found an animal rescue site and a dog that looked a lot like his dog. When he saw this dog, he had a family member go to the shelter and see if it was his dog. He couldn’t believe when he found out it was his beloved dog. He was overcome with emotion and tears of joy. Stephanie Gallmann with CNN for WPTV 5 News shares the story. A portion of it can be found here.
Deciding to move on after his beloved German shepherd was stolen from his backyard 18 months ago wasn’t easy for Richard Brower.
“I never gave up hope,” Brower said, “I’d just come to the realization that I couldn’t go on without another dog.”
He’d enlisted the help of his motorcycle-riding buddies and nearly everyone from the dog park in the search. Anyone seen walking a German shepherd had been, at one time, accosted by him or his buddies. His searches were fruitless.
“It was heartbreaking,” Brower said. “Absolutely horrible.”
His heart-wrenching decision to search for a new dog — made after a year-and-a-half of endless searching for Dozer — turned out to be the best decision he could’ve made, as it led him back to his best friend in a miraculous way.
This is an amazing and heartwarming reuniting story. Anyone who has had a dog loss would definitely understand what this man went through. It is so amazing that there was a successful reunion. Have you had a reunion experience like this? Share your story in the comments below.
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