After suffering a stroke and heart that left him disabled, David Guindon has needed a motorized wheelchair to get around. He also got a service dog named Zeus to help him in his everyday life.
But one day, Zeus wandered away from their home in San Bernardino, California, and Guindon was devastated. He searched everywhere for Zeus, put up posters, and even hired a pet detective. Zeus was nowhere to be found until someone who found Zeus tried to re-register his microchip.
The microchip company called Guindon and explained that there was a lady who had his dog and wanted to re-register him under her name. They were asking Guindon’s permission, and of course he said no. He wanted Zeus back, but the woman was refusing to give him up.
Guindon pleaded for his beloved dog back. He missed him every single day and was absolutely heartbroken. Thankfully, the person who had Zeus finally decided to surrender him to the shelter.
Guindon was ecstatic to finally get his dog back, but he also feared that Zeus — who’d been missing for 1.5 years — wouldn’t remember him. The two of them were finally reunited, and Zeus did not forget his owner. Zeus was just as happy to see Guindon!
Guindon is relieved to have his furry best friend back and has already bought a new GPS collar for him so this never happens again. He said seeing Zeus again was one of the happiest moments of his life along with the birth of his kids.
Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.
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