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Man’s dog is stolen: 7 months later, he visits a shelter and discovers the truth

white and brown pitbull in owner's arms dog-happy
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There’s nothing more heart breaking than losing a beloved pet. But for pets who are lost or even stolen, there's always hope for the owners of a reunion.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 21/06/2021, 18:00, Updated on the 23/06/2021, 08:59

A white and brown pitbull was found wandering the streets by herself 5 years ago. Soon, she was taken to an animal shelter and named Chloe.

Photos and videos of her were posted on the shelter’s social media in the hopes that someone would know who the dog belonged to.


Shelter pitbull

And lo and behold, just a few weeks later, a man stepped into the shelter. He had been made aware of a dog named “Chloe” who resembled his dog “Mary Jane” very closely.

Shelter staff brought Chloe out of her kennel, and then, there was no doubt that she was this man’s dog. 

Emotional reunion between dog and owner

She immediately began to pull on the lead, jumping up so high that her owner finally decided to pick her up so she could lick his face more easily! It was an emotional reunion to say the least…the love of dogs is so powerful!

After speaking with the owner, shelter staff discovered that Mary Jane had been stolen from him 7 months prior. Thankfully, all is well that ends well.

Have you lost your pet? Here are some great tips on how to find a lost dog.

But, this owner could’ve surely been reunited with his beloved pet sooner if she had been microchipped! Let this be a lesson to all – microchipping is essential!

Watch the reunion here:


"CHLOE" was stolen 7 months ago. Recently DAS found her roaming the streets and took her to the shelter. Thanks to YOUR sharing of her videos, her owner was made aware that his beloved dog was safe! Watch as MARYJANE (her real name) sees her daddy after 7 months! #collierDAS

Posted by Collier DAS Dogs -by volunteers on Tuesday, March 22, 2016