An Iowa family has been reunited with their dog stolen four years ago when they were living in Washington state.
KCRG-TV reported that the Hodsons welcomed their 4-year-old Labrador retriever-mix Gretchen on Saturday at the Eastern Iowa Airport.
Margaret Hodson, of Wayland , said the family went door-to-door and posted signs when their puppy was stolen in 2007. They family moved to Iowa after Travis Hodson’s deployment to Afghanistan, but Margaret said she never forgot about their beloved pet.
The dog was recently found wandering near a lake in Fort Lewis . A microchip helped authorities there find her owners, and the dog was shipped by plane to Iowa.
Margaret Hodson said she never thought she’d see Gretchen again and she’s glad the microchip helped to reunite them.