Dog missing for 12 years reunited with owner after being found 1,130 miles away

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If dogs could talk, Dutchess would have quite the story to tell.

The 14-year-old toy fox terrier was reunited with her Florida-based owner on Friday after disappearing 12 years ago. The pup was found more than 1,000 miles away from home in Pittsburgh.

"Dutchess," a toy fox terrier who had been missing since 2007, was reuinted with its owner on Friday. (Humane Animal Rescue via AP)
"Dutchess," a toy fox terrier who had been missing since 2007, was reuinted with its owner on Friday. (Humane Animal Rescue via AP)

Humane Animal Rescue says it found Dutchess under a shed on Monday. She was hungry, shivering and needed a nail trim.

The rescue center used Dutchess' microchip to locate her owner, Katheryn Strang, who drove roughly 1,130 miles from Boca Raton to Pittsburgh to reunite with her long-lost pet.

The Humane Animal Rescue posted a video of their reunion.

Strang was in disbelief when she heard the news that Dutchess had been found, she said.

Dutchess escaped one day in 2007 when Strang's son opened the door to leave for school. At the time, Strang and her family lived in Orlando on a busy street; she assumed Dutchess was either hit by a car or picked up by someone.

Strang said she checked local animal shelters every day after her beloved dog went missing. She also continued to pay the annual microchip fee and update her contact information any time the family moved.

“They are like your babies. You don’t give up hope,” Strang said at a press conference after reuniting with Dutchess, murmuring to her dog: "Where have you been?"

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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When Dutchess the dog went missing in Florida, she was just a puppy. Now the long-lost Fox Terrier is 14-years-old and has been reunited with her owner, having been found all the way in Connecticut. KDKA reporter Brenda Waters reports.
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It took 12 years for Katheryn Strang to be reunited with Dutchess, her fox terrier. But the moment arrived over 1,100 miles from Strang's home.
CBS News › 5 days ago
When Dutchess the dog went missing in Florida, she was just a puppy. Now the long-lost Fox Terrier is 14-years-old and has been reunited with her owner, having been found all the way in Connecticut. KDKA reporter Brenda Waters reports.
New York Post › 5 days ago
PITTSBURGH — A toy fox terrier that disappeared from its family’s south Florida home in 2007 was found this week over a thousand miles away in Pittsburgh and reunited with its owner on Friday. The 14-year-old named Dutchess was found hungry...
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Owners from Boca Raton, Fla., were reunited Friday with Dutchess at Humane Animal Rescue’s North Side Animal Resource Center.
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