A five-year-old dog, Canyon, had been lost for about three years.
Until one day when his owners, who live in Iowa, got a phone call from an animal shelter in Illinois.
"It was March 1, 2008 and we'd only had him for about six months. And we left him outside to do his business like we always did."
And then he was gone.
They gave up hope of ever seeing him again, and could only hope a loving family had adopted him.
Until they received that phone call from the shelter 70 miles away.
The shelter got their phone number from an implanted chip their dog.
"She says, 'Well, it's a black one,' and I just started crying. I was like, 'It's Canyon! They have Canyon! We gotta go get him!'"
Now they are one big happy family again.
"We probably would have driven any amount of miles to get him."
We love happy endings!
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