Microchip brings long-lost dog home after 4 years
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
SISTERS, Ore. (AP) -- When a five-pound Brussels griffon named Pup Pup vanished in January 2008 into the high desert around Sisters, Ore., while his family was away, his owner searched for him for months.
Although Lynn Owen's phone number was on her dog's collar, she got no call. Finally she reluctantly accepted the possibility that a coyote or some other creature had snatched him.
Fast forward to the present day, when Pup Pup somehow ended up in Debbie Olson-Clark's yard in Estacada, Ore., southeast of Portland and more than 100 miles from the Owen family's home.
The Bend Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/Jb4xol) that Olson-Clark took the dog to a local vet to check for a microchip -- and that led her to Lynn Owen. Pup Pup returned home last Friday.
Owen says the now-9-year-old dog acts as if he never left. She says he's home to stay -- "unless of course, he decides to take a road trip again."
Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com