Dog Mysteriously Vanishes From Idaho Home, But 5 Months Later Owner Gets A Call From Tennessee

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content at LittleThings. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for sites like BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Unwritten. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law and Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

For dog owners, there’s nothing more terrifying than the thought of losing their pup. Most pet owners feel that their four-legged friends are members of the family, and it would be a nightmare if they vanished without a trace.

Unfortunately, for one woman in Boise, Idaho, that nightmare became a reality. Lisa Corbett’s Australian shepherd, Jake, mysteriously went missing one day. She was desperate to find him, but there were no clues as to what happened to him.

Five months later, on the day before Thanksgiving, Lisa got a surprising phone call from Memphis, Tennessee.

The call was from an animal hospital — Jake had been found! The sweet dog had been wandering the streets of Memphis when someone spotted him and brought him to the hospital.

Jake had a microchip, so staff at the animal hospital were able to connect him back to Lisa. When Lisa learned her beloved dog had been found, she was in shock. She almost couldn’t believe it was true.

After getting the phone call, Lisa jumped on a plane to go retrieve Jake. When they finally saw each other, Lisa and Jake had an emotional reunion.

According to Lisa, Jake was exhausted — and it makes sense! He’d somehow traveled 2,000 miles from his home in Idaho.

Luckily, Jake is now back with his loving owner. This is a great reminder to every dog owner: Make sure your pup is microchipped!

Footage provided WREG Memphis

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