Petey the Pooch Reunited with Owner After 3 Months Apart

Published October 29, 2011

| Associated Press

Petey the wayward Jack Russell terrier is home.

After three months and hundreds of miles, the dog was reunited Thursday with owner Jim Arrighi in Erin, Tenn.

Arrighi's daughter, Tyanne Morrison, said Petey arrived in the care of a Michigan Humane Society volunteer who set out Wednesday from suburban Detroit.

Morrison said her 73-year-old father "actually just cried" when he got the dog back.

Arrighi left Petey in his backyard in July and the dog was gone when he returned home.

A homeowner in Rochester Hills, about 20 miles north of Detroit, saw Petey last week in his backyard and took him to a Humane Society animal care center.

Arrighi was identified as the owner when the dog was scanned for an implanted microchip.

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