Six Months After Disappearing Tennessee Dog Found in Rochester Hills

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ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) – A four-year-old Jack Russell terrier that was found in a Rochester Hills back yard is about to make the long trek home to Erin, Tennessee.

No one known how Petey made the nearly 600 mile journey from Tennessee to Michigan after he disappeared in July. His identity was confirmed when he was brought to the Michigan Humane Society’s Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care and he was scanned for a microchip.

“This story put a smile on the faces of our entire adoption center team,” said Marcelena Mace, shelter manager at the MHS Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care. “It’s wonderful when we see microchip reunions, including those that seem like miracles. It really proves that no matter how far your pet may travel, a microchip can help him find his way home!”

Petey’s owner, Jack Arrighi, posted fliers and tried to use Facebook and their local news to try and get the word out. Not long ago Arrighi wife, Juanita, passed away at the age of 77.

He will soon be reunited with Petey, though. A volunteer from the Humane Society will drive him home beginning Wednesday.

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