Missing Dog Found After Four Years


DALLAS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — We often see photos of missing pets on social media, but imagine finding a dog that disappeared four years ago!

Stephanie Swire was on vacation with her family in Virginia when she received a frantic phone call from hundreds of miles away.

Their six-year-old yellow lab mix escaped from his petsitters.  Jax was nowhere to be found.  That was four years ago.

At first, a few tips rolled in, but days turned into months, months turned into years, and the Dallas Township family lost hope that Jax was still alive.

Stephanie says what happened next is nothing short of a miracle.

Someone spotted a dog that matched the description of Jax, and a photo made its way to Tracey Morgan-Chopick with Luzerne County Pet Recovery Services.

Tracey is like a real-life Ace Ventura, a pet detective on a mission to reunite lost furry friends with their humans.

She was able to catch Jax in a trap, and after more than 1,400 days of wandering in the woods, Jax, now 10 years old, is finally back home.

Jax made a trip to the vet after his four-year adventure, and even though he needed some shots, we’re told the dog is very healthy.

Click here if you would like to learn more about Luzerne County Pet Recovery Services.

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