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Seven years ago we welcomed our new puppy Noel into our home. She was our second dog and was perfect! She was about 8 months old months when she was taken from our back yard in Temecula. We were devastated. We had signs, a reward and searched everywhere, but we never found her.

Six years later, my husband received a call from Laurie of “Save a Small Dog Rescue.” She said, “We have found your Yorkie”. My husband at first was confused because we had our other Yorkie at home. He said, “Well, I don’t think so because I saw her this morning”. Laurie said it was impossible because this dog was gone at least a week. She said someone found her and brought her to a shelter. Laurie rescued her before they were to end her life. Even though the shelter already scanned her, Laurie had decided to rescan her to check for a microchip. She discovered that the microchip had moved from where they are usually located. We had moved from Temecula to Orange County by then and fortunately we still had the same cell number. After talking with Laurie, my husband called me and said, “You are not going to believe this but someone found Noel !”. We could not believe after 6 years we found our sweet Noel! Our kids were so excited. The next day we went to pick up Noel and though she was 6 years older, it was like she never left. We are so grateful and blessed to have her back. We are thankful for the microchip AND Laurie for rescuing and rescanning Noel . “Save a Small Dog Rescue” gave us our sweet Noel back. We have shared her story everywhere and everyone says what a miracle story!...Our miracle dog Noel.

Nanci Zinngrabe
Santa Ana, CA

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