14-Year-Old Boy Sobs When Missing Dog Finally Returns Home Just In Time For Christmas

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

A boy named Carter grew up with a pug sibling who died when he was still a little boy. Carter always dreamed of owning another pug someday.

That day came when Carter’s mom, April, surprised him with Piper on his 12th birthday. April loved watching Carter instantly bond with the little black pug, who became “the love of his life.”

But just before Thanksgiving, the family from Byron, New York, let Piper outside to use the bathroom … and he went missing.

Carter was absolutely devastated. He and his sister Natalie searched endlessly for their beloved pet, but nearly three weeks passed by and they were beginning to lose hope.

It got to the point they didn’t think they’d ever see him again.

Then April received a phone call from the Genesee County Animal Shelter; someone had found Piper, and he was now in safe hands at the shelter.

The next time April picked Carter up from school, he had no clue who was waiting for him inside the car … just in time for the holiday season.

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