9 years ago, the Goldstone family took a new puppy home they named Boozer. Unfortunately, they later lost the little Boxer dog when it escaped from their backyard. They did their best to find their beloved pet but their lengthy search didn’t yield any positive results. This was despite the fact that they have previously microchipped the dog.
Things took an interesting turn, however, when the family finally received a phone call one day that changed their lives.
Apparently, Boozer was found by an animal shelter. The previous owner surrendered the animal to them because they could no longer care for him. With the help of the pet’s microchip, the shelter staff was able to find the Goldstones and phone them about the discovery.
As you can guess, the family felt emotional about it. After exchanging several emails with the animal shelter, they decided to make the 2,500-mile drive to reunite with their long lost puppy.
According to a blog post by ReshareWorthy:
“The family followed their heart and went to see – and it was Boozer! Despite all the years apart, Boozer recognized them. And papa Goldstone recognized his dog, although he admitted, ‘both of us have grey hair now.’”
You can watch the heartwarming video here:
What Is A Pet Microchip And How Does It Work?
First and foremost, the PetFinder website clarifies that pet microchips “are not tracking devices and do not work like global positioning devices (GPS). They are radio-frequency identification (RFID) implants that provide permanent ID for your pet.”
Having one for your pet is much more beneficial than merely depending on a collar with tags, the site also points out. Besides, “only a microchip provides permanent ID that cannot fall off, be removed, or become impossible to read.”