WATCH ABOVE: Lethbridge Man reunited with stolen German Shepherd
LETHBRIDGE- A Lethbridge man has been reunited with his four-legged companion, a year after the dog was stolen.
The German Shepherd was in the backyard when he was nabbed.
Richard Brower says he kept looking for Dozer, but never expected to find him again.
“I was searching at least once a week and I was disappointed once, or twice when I thought it was my dog – but it wasn’t.”
After 18 months of heartache Brower finally decided to start looking for a new dog.
Incredibly, his first internet search led him right back to Dozer.
“The very first thing I saw was a huge picture of Dozer, and my heart stopped,” Brower remembered.
“I started shivering, went kind of cold. I knew immediately it was him, the way he looked, the cock of his head.”
Brower asked his father, who lived closest to the shelter, to investigate.
It turns out the Claresholm Animal Rescue Society had found the animal running on a highway near Granum, and after 18 months the pair were reunited.
“Oh man, he just buried his head right under my arm and just started whining like a baby and shaking,” Brower said.
“I just lost it at that point. That was it, my best buddy was back.”