Shadow is a gorgeous Rottweiler - he is microchipped with Avid, but his owner never registered with Avid. Chicago Animal Care and Control and I were able to get the owner information from the implanter, however the numbers weren't correct.
After some research, I thought I hit a dead end. This name wasn't coming up anywhere. I matched the address to someone with the same first name but different last name and started from there. I was able to get in touch with the mother of the registered owner by texting her to ask if they were missing a dog named Shadow. When she replied yes, I asked what his breed was, and knew it was a match!
She called me right away and asked, "can we go get him now?" It was 9 o'clock in the evening. I knew this dog was missed and loved. The family was able to pick Shadow up right after work yesterday with his new harness, and is so grateful he was found safe and sound. I was told by his family, "Shadow has been with us through some hard times. We love him."
Shadow's owner will be registering with Avid, just in case this ever happens again.
Welcome home Shadow. We are happy this was a quick trip back home for you! Keep bringing joy to your family!
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