A dog that disappeared three years ago finally had his day when he was reunited with his family in Virginia — more than 1,500 miles from where they'd last seen him.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1UoJOqk) that Ayana Kelly and family welcomed back their American pit bull terrier Gucci on Thursday.

The dog went missing in 2013 from the family's yard in San Antonio, Texas, two weeks before they moved to Norfolk, Virginia.

Kelly says the family made fliers and searched the neighborhood but didn't find Gucci. Kelly says she believes someone took him.

Two weeks ago, a San Antonio animal shelter called to say it had the microchipped dog.

The family was told someone had cared for Gucci for a while but couldn't anymore.

A rescue group transported Gucci to Virginia.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com