Lost-Pet Reunions: Guss and Banjo’s tags were outdated

Here’s another great lost-dog reunion story from our partner, HomeAgain. You can help lost pets get home again: Sign up to receive lost pet alerts when a dog or cat goes missing in your area. 

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Banjo & Guss found an open gate.

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Banjo and Guss got through an unlocked gate — from Gregory H. in Epworth, GA

My Brittany Spaniels Guss and Banjo got out of the fenced back yard through a gate that was rarely used, but somehow left open. I panicked when I realized that the tags they were wearing had my old home number, which I had had disconnected a month earlier. To top it off, I had changed my cell number and failed to update my contact info with HomeAgain.


After driving around looking for them for over an hour, I came home and logged into HomeAgain’s website. The first thing I did was correct my phone number. Then I clicked on “report a lost pet.” Before I could complete the form, my cell phone rang. It was HomeAgain, with a caller on the line who lived at least five miles away — they had both my dogs.

They had tried the number on the store-bought tags and found it disconnected. Then they called HomeAgain because the dogs also had the HomeAgain tags with their ID numbers and names on them. They met me at a local store with the dogs, who are now back home safe thanks to HomeAgain and some good people.

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