Any pet parent can tell you that the thought of losing their pet is one of the worst things they could be faced with. Animal lovers know that our pets are an important part of our family and most of us can't imagine our days without them.

Peter Johnson experienced this heartbreak when his sweet dog, Sammy, went missing. "She went outside to go to the bathroom like she did every other day with my other dog. The other dog came back, she didn't," said Johnson.

The search began using flyers and Facebook posts being sent out while they looking in cornfields and shelters but there were no sightings. "We searched about a 6-mile-square radius,” he said. “To me, it was like the dog just vanished. You would think somebody would have some sort of idea where she was.”

People would report sightings, but when Johnson would look into them, it was never Sammy. He started to lose hope. It wasn't until two years later that he started to received a bunch of messages from the people he knew saying, "I think this is your dog."

When he opened it, he couldn't believe his eyes. There was a dog who was almost "an exact match" but she still looked wrong. “At first, I didn’t even think it was my dog. She’d lost so much weight, but the markings were the same." He knew he had to investigate it, so he drove 100 miles to go check it out.

He was nervous about going to see the dog, especially having had his hopes crushed before, but he had to try...


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