Gunnar the dog had been missing for 20 months as his owners desperately searched for him.
The family felt they had exhausted all avenues and were about to give up when agents at the City of Pittsburgh Animal Care & Control got a lead.
They were responding to reports of a dog on the loose around a local park, but were unable to catch him because he was afraid and too quick.
Months went on, and the sightings continued, and eventually the city agents were able to bring the dog into a shelter for care.
Thankfully, Gunnar had a microchip, and the family was notified soon and everyone was reunited.
Steve Stoehr, the Allegheny County Dog Warden, posted a video of the tearful reunion with the note: “Needless to say, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!”