It has been a long two years for Gregory and Victoria Hudler. The Hudlers, who are active military members, were without their dog the whole time.
According to a News 12 report, their Australian Shepard named Jodie was adopted as an emotional support dog. Awaiting the birth of their first child, the couple had a member of their family look after Jodie.
After a few weeks of not hearing updates about the dog, they realized Jodie had been sold, the report said. She eventually wound up in a shelter in Tennessee that found a microchip inside Jodie and contacted the Hudlers.
With the help of Animal Lifeline and Wings of Rescue, two non-profit animal charities, arrangements were made to bring Jodie back home.
“Tomorrow Wings of Rescue will make a special stop in Knoxville, Tennessee to pick her up, and join our 130 dog transport from Mississippi, so she can be reunited with this super excited couple!” Wings of Rescue posted on its Facebook page. “We’ll be singing Reunited and It Feels So Good across the east coast!”
Saturday afternoon, the couple was finally reunited with Jodie. A video of the reunion was posted on Facebook.
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