Woman Is Miraculously Reunited With The Dog She Had To Give Up As A Child
February 4, 2018
A woman has been reunited with her childhood puppy, Chloe, after seeing a photo of the now 11-year-old dog on Facebook earlier this week.
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Nicole Grimes of West Brownsville, Pennsylvania, said because she was an only child at the time, her grandmother picked out a puppy to be a companion for her.
When Grimes was 14, her father got a job working from home, and Chloe was too loud and “yappy” during his work day. They took her to Washington Area Humane Society, and never knew what happened to her.
“I remember I was so sad and my stomach was nervous driving her there that day,” Grimes told Observer Reporter.
Grimes said she always wondered about Chloe and would think about her often.
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As it turns out, Chloe was taken in by an elderly couple and lived with them for years before they died. The family of the couple then passed Chloe on to a neighbor, who happened to be friends with Grimes on Facebook, and was looking for a good home for Chloe.
“It looked very similar to my puppy when I was little,” Grimes said. “So, on a whim, I said, ‘I’ll take her.'”
When she took Chloe to the vet to see if she was microchipped, the technician confirmed her suspicions. It was identical to the chip number of the puppy from her childhood. Chloe had miraculously found her way home.
“I felt like I won the lottery,” Grimes said. “That was one of the most exciting moments of my life. I just never thought I’d see her again.”
Chloe now lives with Grimes, her husband, Isaiah Grimes, and their 4-month-old daughter, Violet.
“She’s been so cuddly, and she fits right in here,” Grimes said. “It’s like a part of my childhood came back.”