SALT LAKE CITY – Eight months after disappearing from her Salt Lake City home, two-year-old Miniature Pinscher Fadidle was Saturday reunited with her owner, after being found 750 miles (1,200km) away.
The beloved pet was found in San Diego, the Deseret News reported, but thanks to a microchip the dog's owner, Sharalyn Cooper, was tracked down and they were reunited.
Cooper said Fadidle vanished last October, and after months of scouring the neighborhood, posting fliers and diligently checking animal shelters, she had given up hope of seeing the small brown dog again.
Athena Davis, an employee at the San Diego Humane Society, said the dog was brought to them by a Good Samaritan and was at first believed to be a stray.
Davis said that the microchip made all the difference and recommended that everyone with a pet get one. In this case, it led to the "happy ending."
Given the distance involved Cooper believes Fadidle was probably stolen.
"I would love to hear what she has to say about this whole thing," Cooper said.