A dog lost for ten years was reunited with family due to consistent microchip updates, bringing a heartwarming reunion

A dog lost for ten years was reunited with family due to consistent microchip updates, bringing a heartwarming reunion.

Luisa was shocked to receive a call from the shelter, informing her that Cleo had been found after being missing for ten years.

Cleo’s family, residing in Florida, lost their cherished Cockapoo in 2014 when the adventurous pup strayed from home.

Despite the passing years with no sign of Cleo, her family persevered in their determination to find her.

They diligently kept her microchip information up to date, clinging to the hope that it would aid in locating her someday.


The Humane Society of Tampa Bay said “Cleo’s family never gave up hope. Even after they moved to Miami, they kept updating her microchip, hoping they’d find her again.”

Cleo’s family felt saddened by her disappearance in 2014. Despite this, they remained optimistic that they would eventually be reunited with Cleo.

Last week, Cleo was found and brought back to her family after they had been searching for her for so long.

Luisa droves for five hours from their new home in Miami to Tampa Bay, feeling very excited about finally seeing Cleo again.

The HSTB told their story on social media, reminding everyone about the importance of pet microchips and always keeping hope alive.


The Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s post expressed their surprise at the overwhelmingly positive outcome of Cleo’s story.

“It was amazing to see Cleo reunited with her owners, bringing so much joy,” they wrote.

The post emphasized the significance of microchips for pets and the importance of holding on to hope.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) explains that when a pet microchip is scanned, it transmits a special number to a device. This number is linked to a database containing details of the pet’s owner.

While it cannot track a pet’s location like a GPS, a microchip is still one of the best ways to help find a lost pet.

Research from the American Veterinary Medical Association shows that pets with microchips are more likely to be reunited with their owners compared with those without them.

Sometimes, finding a lost pet can be difficult if the information in the microchip database is wrong or old.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) says that even though microchips are great for identifying pets, it is always good for pets to wear collars with up-to-date tags.

Also, if a pet’s collar gets lost or taken-off, the microchip is like a safety net to help find it, according to the American Animal Hospital Association (AoL).


To make-sure your pet’s microchip works well, keep its registration information updated. Also, ask your vet to check it once a year to make sure it is still working.

In late February, there was another happy reunion in Ohio. Hannah, who loves her dog Will much, found him again after he went missing in 2019. Hannah spotted him online, and their reunion was at an adoption event on Valentine Day.

The organization that cared for Will, Clear the Clermont County Animal Shelter, called the reunion ‘magical.” They said it showed the strong bond between people and their pets can be.

As the Humane Society of Tampa Bay pointed out, these touching reunions show the importance of microchips for pets and how powerful hope can be.

Let Cleo and Will’s stories inspire all pet owners: make sure microchip information is always up-to-date, and never give up hope because miracles can happen.

Meanwhile, check out the video below to see how vets put microchips in pets.