Animal Stories

Dog Reunited with Family after 7 years

by Rebecca on April 15, 2014

in Animal Stories


John Hartman and his family moved from San Diego to Oklahoma after the raging wildfires destroyed their home in 2007. The family also lost their 2-year-old black Labrador Retriever when the scared dog escaped the backyard.

A vehicle passing by opened its door, and Buddy jumped right in. That was the last time Hartman and his family saw Buddy for nearly a decade.

Amazingly, they recently received a phone call from the Department of Animal Services while visiting their son in San Diego. Their long lost dog had been found running loose in the Imperial Beach neighborhood of San Diego.

Buddy was taken to Gaines Street Animal Shelter, where his microchip was scanned. Hartman and his wife were reunited with Buddy on April 1.

“I was pretty shocked … when we called his name, he came for us,” Hartman said.

Buddy is now settling into life in Oklahoma, where his owners are thrilled to have their missing dog back. The mystery still remains of where Buddy has been since 2007.

“It would be interesting to find out what his odyssey was at 6 1/2 years, but I guess we’ll never know,” Hartman said.


Adorable bond: Hammie, a one-year-old bulldog, takes care of his kitten siblings

This is the adorable bulldog who protects his beloved younger siblings – who just so happen to be cats.

Hammie, a 1-year-old bulldog lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with owner Michelle Parden. Last year, she took in a pregnant,abandoned cat named Mommy. 

Parden, 34, saved the creature on the request of her friend Gayla Hausman, a director at charity Voice For Companion Animals.

Someone to watch over me: The tiny kittens relax as Hammie the bulldog keeps a lookout

The kittens have since been taken in my adoptive families - but Hammie still keeps in touch with his little friends

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