There is nothing harder than losing a pet that you love like a family member. It is incredibly hard to move on and not let the heartbreak get to you, but life goes on. It’s just as hard when your pet gets out and you’re unable to locate them. Thousands of animals a year are lost and unable to find their way home and for their owners their fates always remain a mystery. Well that is what one family was experiencing. Joe Karl was separated from his best friend, his dog Gunnar.
When Gunnar went missing Joe and his family spend many days and nights searching for their beloved pet but were never able to find him. Gunnar was just as elusive with the City of Pittsburg Animal Care and Control. Whenever they were close to retrieving him he would disappear on them, Gunnar had become a pro of staying away from people. For 20 long months this continued on until finally they were able to apprehend the mischievous pooch.
Joe and his family quickly went to see their missing dog and the reaction that they received when Gunnar saw them for the first time in 20 months was just the sweetest thing we’ve ever seen. When Gunnar and Joe come nose to nose it is literally as if neither one truly believes the other one is there, it really is a special moment. The love between this family and their pet is just amazing and is sure to bring a tear to your eyes when see it.