Missing For 9 years, Dog Reunited with His Owner with the Help of a Microchip

Anything we have that is lost,  we  search for it. We  do not lose hope to find it again one day, especially if we really love it.

Nine years ago, a Lhasa Apso dog owned by Amy Baca, from Arizona, was lost. She thought she would never see him again until one day someone contacted her saying they found Brownie.

Dumped in a tattoo parlor, Brownie was found by Kathy Hamel, owner of Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue. After few days, Kathy noticed that Brownie had a microchip with him.

The chip was already outdated so Kathy was not sure if she could find the owner of the dog. Yet, she tried to look for any information about the dog and its owner with the chip. She found out that the chip the dog was wearing had been registered with two different companies.

After making some calls, Kathy was able to get the name of Brownie’s owner.

Kathy searched for Amy Baca on Facebook and messaged her. She asked her if she had a dog named Brownie.

At first, Amy could not believe it until Kathy sent her photo of the dog. To prove she owns the dog, Amy sent Kathy the photo of the flyer her mother has kept for years, hoping one day they could still found Brownie

According to Amy, the dog had run away one day when her family accidentally left their door open. Normally, their neighbor would take the dog back except that day. They thought Brownie was already taken by somebody.

Amy and her family had looked hard for the Brownie. They had even placed flyers with the dog’s photo. Hoping to still find Brownie, they had re-registered the microchip with another company six years after he disappeared.

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As of now, Brownie is already deaf and blind, but Amy was happy he is alive.

“I was crying. The conditions that they found him in, you could tell he was neglected.  We are overwhelmed and really grateful for her (Hamel),” said Baca. “I’ve heard of dog rescues, I just never in a million years thought I would see him again. I don’t know how much longer he’s going to live but at least we know he’s back home with family.”


So, what can you say?