When Nick Pizio and his ex-wife divorced, and she took their dog, Lucy.
Pizio missed Lucy very much, but eventually became engaged to Shannon McCann, who had a Husky. While they didn’t plan on having another dog, thoughts of Lucy still popped into his head.
Then one day while Pizio was rolling on Facebook, he saw a posting from a shelter, Planned Pethood, about an adoption event they were having. The post included photos of some of his dogs that would be available for adoption and one of those photos caught Pizio’s eye.
He may not have seen Lucy three years ago, but he thought this dog looked exactly like her, so he decided to go to the event to see if it really was.
On the way to the event, Pizio was anxious and worried that someone would adopt the dog before he got there.
Thankfully, once they arrived, Pizio spotted Lucy in the back corner and immediately knew it was her. And despite their time apart, Lucy knew it was him, too!
“Lucy recognized him right away,” said McCann. “When she saw Nick, she popped right up and was wagging her tail like crazy and had her face as close to the holes in the crate [where she was being kept] as possible so Nick could touch her. When we opened the crate to let her out, she jumped all over him and her tail wouldn’t stop.”
Pizio immediately filled in the paperwork to adopt Lucy and knew from now on that he would never let her go again.
Turns out, when the ex-wife didn’t want Lucy anymore, she turned her over to Planned Pethood instead of looking for Pizio first.
“They broke up amicably, so there was no reason she couldn’t make it,” McCann wrote on Facebook. “She claimed she didn’t think about that. We’re glad Nick saw the adoption post at the right time so we can get Lucy back and give her a good home.”
Lucy is now back home where she belongs and is getting used to new additions to Pizio’s family, including her new sister Husky, Kuma.
Watch Pizio and Lucy’s sweet reunion in the video below:
Source: I Love My Dog
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