After 764 Days Apart, He Wonders If Missing Senior Dog Will Recognize Him Again

After 764 Days Apart, He Wonders If Missing Senior Dog Will Recognize Him Again

Bosco the Beagle-mix went missing from his home in Westerley, Rhode Island, when he was 9 years old. The curious dog had apparently managed to escape his collar in order to explore the area, but he was unable to return home. ilovemydogsomuch writes

Dad Bill Ballato, who has a back condition, spent months searching for Bosco using missing posters and personal inquiries, but the beautiful dog was nowhere to be found. Bill worried he would never see his dog again after being forced to relocate to Lafayette, Colorado.
Bosco had been gone for more than two years until some Rhode Island neighbors recognized him from the missing posters. Bosco was living on the streets, but he had developed a strong aversion to people.

Locals alerted Sheilah Graham, a Department of Homeland Security employee who frequently volunteers as a “pet detective” to locate missing pets. Bill was contacted by Sheilah for further information on Bosco. Soon after, she caught Bosco using a trap stocked with a variety of his favorite meals!

Bill’s infirmity made it impossible for him to come get Bosco, Sheilah realized. Because a senior dog like Bosco isn’t allowed on aircraft, she gladly agreed to travel 2000 miles in 36 hours to reunite Bill and Bosco! During the self-funded journey, the thoughtful woman drove through two snowstorms while caring for Bosco.

After 764 days, the senior dog finally noticed Bill and froze in surprise. The sad father was afraid that his old friend would no longer recognize him. But it wasn’t until Bill summoned the nerve to yell “Dude” that Bosco recognized he was back in his father’s arms!

Bosco was reunited with his old toys as well as his canine sibling! We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Sheilah, who made this reunion possible out of the goodness of her heart! This is one of the sweetest reunions we’ve ever witnessed!

Click the video below to watch a report on Bill and Bosco’s fairytale reunion!

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