Family Reunites With Lost Pet, 600 Miles Away - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Family Reunites With Lost Pet, 600 Miles Away

Posted: Updated:

It was a long distance reunion for a Missouri family and their dog. The golden retriever ran off and somehow ending up in Georgia, after traveling more than 600 miles.

Honey is getting plenty of attention from her family, friends and neighbors. The golden retriever ran off while staying with relatives in Cuba, Missouri. That was on July 5th.

"It was heartbreaking, it was truly heartbreaking," recalled Emily Wallis, Honey's owner.

Then came the shocking news. Emily Wallis received a phone call from Honey's vet this week.

"And he said, ‘Emily can you sit down? I think we may have found Honey.'"

Honey was in LaGrange, Georgia, more than 600 miles away. The Wallis family loaded up the car and drove South.

Then came the reunion. It's video Emily Wallis can't stop watching.

"We watched it over and over and over and I cry every time I watch it," she said.

No one knows how honey traveled so far. The dog was micro-chipped nearly 10 years ago, but rescuers did not find that microchip at first.

Honey was put up for adoption and an Alabama family was about to adopt the dog. However, rescuers made one more scan for a microchip, and that's when they finally located honey.

"They said, ‘oh my gosh, this dog belongs to somebody.'"

And so Honey was reunited with the Wallis family.

"The whole drive home from Atlanta, the nine hour drive, you know we`d stop at truck stops and play ball with her and she`d smell around and we were thinking had she been her before...because we have no idea how she made it to Georgia," Wallis recalled.

The only thing the family knows for sure is how close they came to losing their four-legged family member.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • 75-Year Old Woman Hurt During Purse Snatching At South Jersey Shopping Center

    75-Year Old Woman Hurt During Purse Snatching At South Jersey Shopping Center

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:02:06 GMT
    "I'm shocked because I come here all the time and I've never had an issue ever and never felt unsafe," said Christina Polizzi of Cherry Hill. She is one of many shoppers atThe Promenade shopping Center on Route 73 in Eveshamhorrified to hear that a 75 year old woman was critically hurt from a man who snatched her purse. "That's horrible, that's horrible," said Polizzi.It happened Wednesday night around 8:30. Police say the woman was walkingwhen a man came up alongside her and violently grabbe...
    "I'm shocked because I come here all the time and I've never had an issue ever and never felt unsafe," said Christina Polizzi of Cherry Hill. She is one of many shoppers atThe Promenade shopping Center on Route 73 in Eveshamhorrified to hear that a 75 year old woman was critically hurt from a man who snatched her purse. "That's horrible, that's horrible," said Polizzi.It happened Wednesday night around 8:30. Police say the woman was walkingwhen a man came up alongside her and violently grabbe...
  • Local Military Family Behind 'Goodbye Monsters' Book, Protector

    Local Military Family Behind 'Goodbye Monsters' Book, Protector

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:00:16 GMT

    A South Jersey veteran and his wife responded to bedtime fears with a new book called "Goodbye Monsters," and it comes with a protector!

    A South Jersey veteran and his wife responded to bedtime fears with a new book called "Goodbye Monsters," and it comes with a protector!

  • Clerk Shot During Wilmington Liquor Store Robbery

    Clerk Shot During Wilmington Liquor Store Robbery

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:38:37 GMT
    A surveillance camera catches it all as two workers at Cutrona Liquors in Wilmington struggling to keep a gunman out of their North Market Street shop.
    A surveillance camera catches it all as two workers at Cutrona Liquors in Wilmington struggling to keep a gunman out of their North Market Street shop.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices