Dog Reunited With Owner After 10 Years

Gary Rowley's beloved dog Brindle ran away in 1999, when he apparently used his snout to open a sliding glass door and escape.

Rowley thought he had lost Brindle forever, until a couple in Oklahoma contacted him through facebook. They said they found the dog hiding under a bush and after a local vet found a microchip in Brindle's neck, they tracked him down.

Brindle's years on the road have not been kind, he has heartworms, bad teeth and a dislocated hip.

No one knows how Brindle managed to get so far away from home, but now that he's back, Rowley says his number one priority is to keep him happy, comfortable and contained.


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  • by Alpha Chic Location: Lenoir Co on Nov 4, 2009 at 06:24 PM
    My post wasn't posted so I'll revise my statement to not 'offend whomever.' Alpha female was that comment meant to be sarcasic or truly felt? If it didn't pull at your heart strings you need a heart. If not disregard.
  • by Alfpha Chic Location: Lenoir Co on Nov 3, 2009 at 05:45 PM
    Alpha female...give it a rest! You may need medication but not for the DM but for your 'other' issues.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Nov 2, 2009 at 08:49 PM
    Awwwww.... This story is so sweet it gave me diabetes!
  • by T3 Location: wville on Nov 2, 2009 at 06:29 PM
    Brendle must have some kind of story...only if he could tell it. Touching
  • by KMJ Location: Lenoir Co on Nov 2, 2009 at 03:10 PM
    I had a Jack Russll (Daphanie) that disappeared about 8 years ago and I still miss her. I do hope she is alive and has a good life with a nice family.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 2, 2009 at 10:43 AM
    It is wonderful that he is safely back home. Miracles still happen.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 2, 2009 at 10:34 AM
    Wow, most dogs wouldn't make it that far let alone that long as a stray. Good to see him make it home.
  • by anonymous Location: wash. on Nov 2, 2009 at 09:44 AM
    Wonderful story!! I hope this dog has a long, safe, healthy extended life back with his owner!
  • by Matt Location: Morehead on Nov 2, 2009 at 08:18 AM
    It's about time good news is posted. Great story!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 2, 2009 at 05:33 AM
    Wow talk about puppy love.
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