A family in Jacksonville, Florida had a reunion with their missing dog all thanks to them wanting to adopt a cat.
The Jacksonville Humane Society shared the news on their Facebook Page. They said the family was attending a free adoption event at a local PetSmart to adopt a kitten. While they were in line, the father spotted a brown and white dog being leashed for a walk and immediately cried out "That's my Dopey!"
The dog recognized the sound of his owner's voice and ran over to the family and covered them in doggy kisses. Dopey had been missing since August of this year, and went into the animal shelter as a stray dog on October 1.
The rescue wrote on their Facebook page,
"Stories like Dopey's, the many we tell and the many untold, are proof that generosity breeds joy in Jacksonville every day. From the strangers who helped Dopey when he was lost to the volunteers and staff who lovingly cared for him, from the donors who made his reunion possible to foundations like PetSmart Charities for sponsoring the event that brought this family back together ... generosity and joy are all around us!"