Last Updated on November 19, 2023 by Pets Feed
This woman who lives in Pennsylvania, United States, had a sweet and very emotional reunion with her lost dog, after more than two years of separation and while she was looking for a shelter dog for her two children. As Aisha Nieves was reviewing the Lehigh County Humane Society (LCHS) adoption website, she realized that a Pitbull-Rottweiler mix was the same one she lost years ago.
Aisha first adopted her dog named Kovu, when she was only 7 weeks old. Kovu lived next to her until he disappeared in May 2019. Apparently, weeks later, the humane society found him in poor health.
Aisha told The Morning Call:
“I was at the Lehigh County Humane Society adoption site, looking at photos, when my phone froze on this image and I just stared. I thought, ‘Wait, that can’t be him. Then I saw the little scar over one eye, the scar from when he got stuck in a door, and I thought, ‘Oh my God, that’s my baby, that’s Kovu!”
Woman finds her dog lost from her 2 years ago
LCHS Director of Development Deirdre Snyder says:
“He needed to be treated for fleas, he was missing hair on the back and had inflammation. He was treated with antibiotics and showered with a special medical shampoo. He was in our shelter for about four months and then he was adopted by a family on October 25, 2019.”
Kovu never tried to escape from home, Aisha believes that he left through a hole made two weeks earlier by a car that hit her front door at that time.
The woman said:
“I found out that he was gone when I got home later that day and he wasn’t there to run up to me and kiss me like he used to. I searched the whole house and couldn’t find it, then I looked around Allentown for a week or so and still couldn’t find it.”
But by fate and luck for this woman, Kovu was brought back to the shelter recently due to the family that adopted him facing eviction. As soon as Aisha recognized her pet, she immediately called the shelter to verify that she was Kovu’s mother so that she could meet him again.
“He was screaming, trying to get away from the guy holding him and run to me. Then he just jumped on me and we started kissing and hugging. He sat on My lap. I said, ‘Yes, friend, you are going home. I’m very sorry this happened. I will never lose you again.”
The LCHS director of development, explaining that it is not something strange or unusual for a dog to recognize its owner after a long period of time apart, says:
“Dogs have an incredible sense of smell, and that’s probably the first thing recognition brings. There are many videos online of military personnel returning home after a long time away and your dog will recognize them with a joy and excitement similar to that Kovu felt for Aisha.”
After the adorable and emotional reunion with his adoptive mother, Kovu is finally at home with his family, hoping to celebrate his seventh birthday with his loved ones this winter.
Images: Instagram / eishaa_nievess
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