Family Devastated By The Disappearance Of Their Dog Gets An Unexpected Surprise

Andrea A.

The Story family from Charlotte, Tennessee, was devastated when their dog, Petra, was stolen from their garden and disappeared without a trace.Devastated, the family tried everything they could to find her, but sadly to no avail, and they eventually decided to look for a new canine companion. However, during their search, they stumbled across a PetFinder page for a young female dog from the nearby county, Williamson. The similarities between this lost dog, and their lost Petra were undeniable.


Source: Penny Adams

The canine at the shelter had the same white, brown and black fur, the same small spot on her nose and the same small white line between her eyes. The family immediately set off to the shelter in Franklin, Tennessee, hoping that they might find their beloved pet.To their absolute shock, it was Petra. Her family had finally found her. Lindsey, the mother described to The Tennessean:

My kids were absolutely heartbroken for months. It came to the point where I did want to give up.

It is still unclear what exactly happened between when the dog went missing and when she was found on February 12 in Fairview, a town around 25 miles away from home; but her family are just happy to have their furry friend back home with them.Laura Chavarira, the director of the shelter where Petra was found, credits this reunion to the photographer, Penny Adams, who took the photo that led the Story's back to their pet, which didn't have amicrochip or any means of identification.Lindsey concludes:

To have her back, there's this feeling of completeness. There are no words. I hope our story can give a moment of hope for anyone who has lost a dog.

Petra was lucky enough to be reunited with her humans and has quickly jumped back into her old family life.


Source: Williamson County Animal Center

If you live in England, you can visit the RSPCA, and if you live in the United States, you can visit the ASPCA to get more information about pets available for adoption.Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder. Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.

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