Serena and her husband found Piper 2 weeks ago, on a very hot day. They told me she collapsed from the heat. They have dogs of their own, and they weren't all getting along, but they kept her separated and even slept with her while waiting to hear back from her family. She gave them kisses every morning. They took her to the vet too to make sure she was ok! This wonderful couple posted all over, tried the chip company and police station, but nothing...
When microchip hunters saw a form come through for Piper, it rang a bell...
I pulled up the owner information for this microchip from Petlink, and tried the phone number. It didn't work. I called a number I found through some background searches, and when I went to text, I saw there were previous messages from 2020 with this family!
I went through the texts, and saw that at even at that time, Sandra and her family hadn't owned Piper any longer. This family loved her to pieces and the kids were very attached to her, but she needed to be rehomed due to family medical issues. They had sent me numerous photos with the family.
Nobody claimed Piper, but they had a family friend, Zoe, that said she would take her in. I also had messages with Zoe, since I assisted with getting everyone connected. So...I reached out to her yesterday hoping she was missing her. Zoe said she rehomed Piper to a coworker, who also rehomed Piper when they moved and couldn't bring her with. Ugh...poor girl. The coworker checked with the person she rehomed Piper to and learned that they let her go, collar and leash and all. They tried to take her to animal control but they were full and their new living situation didn't allow dogs.
I let Sandra (original owner from the micochip from 2016) know what was going on, and she said that her son just moved out. Piper slept with her son 90 percent of the time. He loved Piper so much, and said he wanted her! He called me right away and was so excited to get her back.
Serena and Weston talked and the couple brought Piper to him, along with 2 new ID tags. Piper was just as happy to see Weston as he was to see her. From Weston: "She'll have the best life ever, and a forever home with us! I'm just happy I got her back after 6 years!"
Thank you Serena and her husband, you are truly heroes for Piper and her family. Thank you for taking such good care of her, and helping her feel loved. The mom said "The couple did a lot for Piper and my son today I'm very thankful "
Piper has been through 5 homes in her 8-9 years of life. We are happy she is back with Weston and his family. It seems she is where she is meant to be.
Photos from 6 years ago, and today!!!
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