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A real-life 'Incredible Journey': Lost dog is found 700 miles from home

A dog that vanished from a Sacramento suburb Tuesday afternoon was reunited with its owner Saturday after turning up more than 700 miles away, unharmed, in Washington state.

The 2-year-old Patterdale terrier, Bear, was last seen playing around the family construction business where its owner, 32-year-old Bryan Rapozo, works with his father.

"Bryan is with Bear every day," said his father, Bret Rapozo, 51. "It's like his son. Everywhere Bryan goes, Bear's with him."

On Thursday, they received a call from the Humane Society in Tacoma, Wash. Bear had turned up in a local neighborhood, and someone had brought him in. A microchip confirmed his identity.

Times staff writer Christopher Goffard has the full story:
Dog reunites with owners after mysterious 700-mile journey

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Aww, that's great news! At least the dog is reunited with its master now.

There has been some controversy lately on micro-chipping. This is a great example of why a pet should be micro-chipped.

That is a great story! I hear MetroSniffAlerts.com is a great way to help locate lost dogs quickly.


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