A Massachusetts dog was recently reunited with his owner. This is after he went missing for eight long months. The surprising thing is that he was found in Maine, which is 175 miles away from where he disappeared.
The dog’s name is Kaiser, a King Shepherd dog. His owner, Tom Woollacott, said his beloved dog went missing last June of 2018 while in the care of a dog sitter. Tom said that during the first few weeks, he even drove long distances to find his missing dog. However, he did not expect his dog to show up miles away from home.
Six months after Kaiser’s disappearance, a lady in Maine found Kaiser and fed him for three weeks. On February 6, Kaiser was brought to Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills, a no-kill and non-profit shelter for cats and dogs. The staff of the shelter posted Kaiser’s several photos on social media in an attempt to find his owner. They said a lot of people were very much willing to adopt the Shepherd, but they had to wait if somebody would claim him.
Fortunately, the shelter received a call from Tom, who was able to identify the dog and even provided photographs of his dog’s teeth. The next day, Tom was happy to drive to pick his lost dog up. The video of the reunion clearly shows how happy Kaiser was to see his owner again.
Tom believed that Kaiser might have wandered all the way to Maine by himself over a few months. But he added that only Kaiser knew what really happened.
Below is the video of the heart-touching reunion of Tom and Kaiser:
2/15/19 Amazing news out of Bethel Maine. MDM was contacted earlier this week by Maine Lost Dog Recovery about a dog that was trapped in Bethel Maine. Kaiser went missing in Ashby Mass in June 2018. There were a few sightings early on, but then the trail went cold. A woman's freezer in Bethel had died and she put out $160 of meat on her porch. The next morning she went out and half the meat was gone and that is when she saw Kaiser. She fed him for 3 weeks more and then contacted Animal Control who trapped him. The boarding facility where he went missing from in Ashby Mass never gave up hope and saw their posting of this found dog on Maine Lost Dog, so they reached out to the shelter. From there, Kaisers owners were contacted. He is very thin (although you can't see it with all the fur, and extremely frightened). 185 miles! There were a lot of similarities and the owner went up today. You can see for yourself that it takes a moment for Kaiser to realize who it is, but when he does, its clear he is very happy. From the shelter in Maine: Let me tell you a story, it’s a fantastic story about never giving up. It starts like this;On 2/06/19 a stray dog was brought into the shelter, a kind Samaritan had been feeding the dog for 3 to 4 weeks but was unable to get close enough to catch him. He was timid, shy, and nobody really knew where he came from. A trap was set and the dog was finally caught and brought into Responsible Pet Care. We scanned him for a microchip like we always do, and checked-the collar for tags, nothing! Then his picture was posted on Facebook. We called him “Grizz” , and Grizz is a looker!!!! so we had A TON of comments, shares, likes and people who are willing to give this giant, magnificent animal a new chance at life. But, we had to wait to see if he would be claimed or not.Day 5 came of his stray hold and we got a call from a lady in Massachusetts, saying she was watching this dog for about 6 hrs when he slipped his lead and took off, the last sighting was about 75 miles away from where she was located, that was 8 MONTHS AGO IN MASSACHUSETTS!! His name was also Keizer, and he was a German Shepherd/malamute mix! (We called him Grizz) After speaking with the owner he was able to identify some things on Keizer that no one else would know!!! We knew this was his dog!!! (also when we called him by his name, he turned into a completely different dog he had his confidence back!Keizer’s dad is on his way as we speak from Massachusetts for a long over due reunion! We will of course share this with everyone! we don’t know how Keizer ended up in Maine, did he get here himself? Was he taken? Was he picked up and then escaped again? We may never know, but we do know that his family never stopped looking, and today will be the happiest day for all of them ❤️
Posted by Missing Dogs Massachusetts on Friday, February 15, 2019
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