SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — A 2-year-old dog that disappeared near Sacramento, has turned up 715 miles later in Tacoma, Washington, and was expected to be reunited with his owner Saturday.

The News Tribune of Tacoma reports that a woman found the 20-pound Patterdale terrier named Bear and turned him in Thursday to the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County.

Owner Bryan Rapozo says he didn’t think he’d ever see his dog again after Bear disappeared Tuesday afternoon.

Humane Society director Kathleen Olson says the agency was able to scan Bear’s microchip and track down his owner. She says Bear probably traveled the distance in somebody’s vehicle.

Rapozo left his home near Sacramento, Friday to make the 13-hour drive to pick up his dog.

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Comments (3)
  1. Lexie Blue says:

    Awww this is good to hear :). I’m so happy for them. I would go crazy is my dog was lost.

  2. Vix says:

    It’s nice to hear a happy ending for a change.

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