It really is heartbreaking to lose your dog and not be able to find your furry friend. Most people treat their pooches like the members of their family, and who wouldn’t do that when they’re so loving and adorable? They’re our loyal friends that always stay by our side and love us unconditionally. When misfortune strikes and the pooch goes missing, your heart sinks.
26. LOLA WENT MISSING
It also impacts the children in the family, so imagine that when the Robles family from Texas lost their golden Labrador Lola in 2016, they were all equally devastated…
25. NOT THE SAME
Unfortunately, the Robles family was never the same without their pooch Lola in the house. They lost the beautiful Lola in the summer of 2016. For months, they all kept looking for her but finally lost all hope. Little did the mother Icela Robles know that she would finally find Lola…
In 2017, Icela Robles – the mother of two adorable kids called Jeslyn, and Joshua Robles had no idea that she would get the family reunited. After the dog disappeared she thought they would never find her again and the family was devastated. But they were in for a HUGE surprise.
23. A TERRIBLE FATE
For many months before finding the pooch, she thought that Lola had a terrible fate, that she was run by a car or went into other kinds of trouble. By nature, she was very playful and friendly, so they assumed she followed some strangers who took her or she got lost…
Before getting lost, the family microchipped Lola just to be safe but they never thought the dog would actually run away from home. But where was she and why didn’t she find her way home? In the past, the pooch went out on the street by herself but always found her way home. Something wasn’t right…
21. MISSING PETS
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, who conducted a survey in 2012 on the number of dogs being reunited with families after being lost, the odds were not in the dog’s favor! More than 80% of them got rescued and sent to shelters, and most owners had no idea that their dogs were safe and waiting for them…
20. WAS LOLA PART OF THE STATISTICS?
The Robles family had no idea if Lola would be that one dog that would find her way back into their home. But one day, Icela received a phone call about Lola. A lot of time has passed and she had no idea if it was a dead end or someone really had news about their beloved pet…
19. IT HAPPENED BEFORE
Before that day the family received a lot of phone calls from friends and neighbors who thought they saw the pooch on the street or in the park, but on all of these occasions it turned out to be other dogs, not Lola. As you can imagine, their hopes were down…
18. ONE YEAR LATER
It has been almost a year after the pooch went missing! Could she really be safe and alive? The Dallas Animal Services were phoning to deliver amazing news! Here’s what happened…
17. SHE IS ALIVE!
Believe it or not, but Lola was alive and healthy! The microchip helped Dallas Animal Services to call the owner according to the information in the chip. Lola was in a great condition – she was quite fluffy and a bit too well fed! Looking at her physique, nothing bad appeared to have happened to this sweet girl…
But how did she get lost and where was she hiding for all this time? When the mom went to take her home…
16. THE LOST PUP
Icela went to get the family dog back but planned a surprise for the kids so that they get the great news. A family friend filmed the entire reunion with Joshua and Jeslyn, and it has melted the internet. Prepare some napkins, because you will need them. Here’s how the video begins.
15. MOM IS HERE
The woman that is filming is in the kitchen with the kids and tells them to go outside and greet the mom who just parked her car. They go outside, feeling that something is going on and as Icela stands outside the large SUV in front of the garage, they approach her. Then, Jeslyn sees some fur…
14. DID YOU GET A DOG?
Jeslyn runs to the SUV and cries: “What the heck? Did you get a dog?” Probably they were a bit confused and thought that getting another dog won’t replace Lola. But little do these kids know that someone familiar is about to greet them.
Wait until you see their reactions!
13. LOLA IS HOME!
To the kids’ surprise, Lola gets out of the car and greets the kids and they are stunned! Jeslyn’s frozen and clutches onto a ball she had in her hands. Icela sees her daughter’s shock and hugs her saying: “It’s Lola!” That’s when the kids start crying and laughing at the camera.
12. GROUP HUGS
The family embraces into a tight group hug with Lola around, happy to be back home. Icela says: “We have Lola back! Do you believe it?” Joshua and Jeslyn keep sobbing and ask for more hugs.
Looking at Lola, you can see she was in good hands for the past year. But where has she been all this time?
11. SHE IS FAT!
Dallas Animal Services talked with Icela and told her the good news, plus that the dog was actually quite fat. In the video, this doesn’t escape their attention either. Icela says: “Look how fat she is!” She sure is happy to be back with her folks and run in her own garden!
10. KISSES FOR LOLA
“Can you believe we have Lola?” repeats the happy mom and the kids hug and kiss her and let the pooch run around the garden and check all the things she left behind. The kids then started asking their mom how she found Lola…
9. SHE HAS A CHIP
Joshua pets Lola and asks his mom where she found Lola. Icela grins, explaining that she was found on the street and was taken to a shelter: “Because she has a chip, they were able to call us and say, ‘We found your dog.’” Finally, Lola was back with her family, getting her treats of belly rubs and hugs!
8. RUB HER BELLY!
Then Icela tells the kids “everybody rub her belly! She missed everybody!” This video was published by The Dodo on Facebook bearing the caption “This dog is about to reunite with her family after she was missing for over a YEAR.” How people reacted? – Priceless!
7. PEOPLE REACTED
The internet went crazy over this heartwarming reunion and some users even had some hilarious comments. Here are some of the people’s reactions – and we did think of these questions too…
6. GET THE PETS CHIPPED
One user wrote in the comment section: “Okay, I’m crying but tears of joy,” explaining that this reunion was only possible because Lola was chipped: “It’s so important to get your pets chipped, that way dogs like Lola can be found & returned to their proper homes.”
5. A HAPPY FAMILY
Once again, the Robles family is reunited and happy, and many people that saw this heartwarming video cried and were happy Lola was home. Other said that they are “a HUGE advocate for chipping AND registration.”
Microchipping a pet is very important, ensuring you that you can be called if the missing animal gets to the shelter…
4. A QUESTION…
However, some people were confused. How was Lola found after over a year if she was chipped? Where was she hiding or who got her? Someone commented saying that this story is great, but “if Lola had a chip and that’s how they managed to find the owners, why was she gone for over a year??”
3. ANIMAL SERVICES
Dallas Animal Services answered some of these questions saying that Lola might have been in the care of a different family for the year she went missing. Which it makes sense since she was this chubby!
2. A HAPPY POOCH
Wherever Lola might have been living, it looks like she had a great foster family. The most heartwarming video of this reunion has made a lot of people very emotional, happy that the pooch got back home…
1. THE FAMILY IS COMPLETE AGAIN!
With the family again complete, the Robles feel blessed to see their pooch once again in the safety of their home. Hopefully, this pup will stay out of trouble and never go on adventures on her own.