Dog found after 7 years thanks to his microchip

Ozarks Dog Lost 7 Years Ago Found Safe

Mimi, a Shih Tzu, will be returned to her owner who now lives in California.

Missing for 7 Years, Mimi was dropped off at Rogers, AR Animal Shelter Saturday

Missing for 7 Years, Mimi was dropped off at Rogers, AR Animal Shelter Saturday (David Frank Dempsey (NWA Online))

A former Northwest Arkansas man's best furry friend will be headed back home after 7 years on the loose.

Andrew Navarette's Shih Tzu, Mimi, disappeared from his back yard in Rogers, AR, but apparently stayed in the area.

Mimi showed up at the local animal shelter this weekend.  She was dropped off Saturday and when workers checked her in they found an embedded microchip with Navarette's name and phone number.

Navarette now lives in Woodlake, California, but shelter workers were able to get a hold of him because he didn't change his cell phone number. 

Assistant shelter manager Matt Colston says Navarette was excited Mimi had been found and is willing to pay for her to be shipped to California.

 

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