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Family from Indiana reunited with pet dog in Tallahassee

Family from Indiana reunited with pet dog in Tallahassee
Family from Indiana reunited with pet dog in Tallahassee
Posted at 1:47 PM, Dec 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-05 13:43:19-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - It was an emotional morning for one family when they were reunited with their pet dog.

There was only one thing on this family's Christmas list.

The Melendez-Campos family dog, Sky, took off from home back in October.

Henry Melendez-Campos said, "I came home when it was time to feed the dog and I go, 'Where's the dog?'"

The family put up flyers, even travelling to counties 30 miles away from home searching for sky.

There was nothing for months and they were beginning to believe they'd never see their pit bull mix ever again... Until a facebook post from tallahassee animal services.

"Oh my God. I looked at it and I just started crying," said Janelle Melendez-Campos. "He asked 'Why are you crying?' and I said, 'I think they found Sky."

It only took about 3 hours for a picture like this to make its way from Tallahassee, Florida to Indiana, placing Sky back with her family.

A truck driver passing through Indiana found Sky, but instead of dropping her off at a shelter in town, he took the dog on a thousand mile journey.

"At first, I was trying my hardest to convince him to take the dog back to Indiana to give it the best chance possible of reuniting with its family," said Melissa Sharpe, who works with Tallahassee Animal Services. "Of all places, I'm glad he chose us."

So the family loaded up their van headed to Tallahassee for Sky, a road trip they say they'll never forget. The family is headed back to Indiana with Sky in tow, but they said they're eager to visit Tallahassee again.