In 2018, Becca Brown, the wife of a US Air Force serviceman, uprooted her family when her husband was deployed to Germany. At that time, she had three-year-old triplets and a dog named Piper. It would be very difficult to care for their dog in a new country where she did not have family and friends who could help her out. So she had to make the difficult decision of re-homing their pet.
After an extensive search, Becca finally found a family friend living in Kansas who seems to have the perfect living conditions for Piper. With a tearful heart, the Brown family left their beloved pet behind, not really thinking they would one day see each other again. Even if they came back several years later, it would be unfair to take the dog back after her new owners have already grown attached to the pooch.
Becca used to regularly call her friend to check up on Piper. But eventually, because of the time difference and knowing that their dog was doing well in her new home, they started losing contact with the dog’s new owners. She wasn’t worried about the pooch anymore.
Three years passed, and the Brown family returned to the US. They moved into a new home in Pensacola, Florida. Piper was the farthest thing in their minds, and they didn’t know that their paths would soon cross again.
Hopped in a car
Becca received a call one day and was told that Piper was found in Oklahoma. Amazingly, the dog jumped inside someone’s open car and refused to leave. She was taken to a shelter, and there they found her microchip.
The Brown family was shocked but soon felt joy. No one knows how Piper ended up in Oklahoma, but that didn’t matter. They were glad the dog was found and they were willing to pay for a transport service to get their pooch to their new home.
Enthralled by the dog’s story, an Oklahoma shelter volunteer offered to drive Piper to Florida. She wanted the witness the dog’s reunion with his family. But it wasn’t quite the fairy tale ending she expected.
Because they had been apart for a long time, it seemed that the dog did not recognize her former owners. Her human sisters have grown a lot, and the new home did not help make things easier either for the pooch. Thankfully, Becca told the volunteer a few days later that Piper was adjusting well and was rekindling her friendship with the children.
Source: Carla Schwartz Olmstead via Facebook