Buck, a dog that ran away two years ago in Oviedo, Florida, is back with its owner. The pup showed up unexpectedly at Sarah Euliano’s apartment, scratching the door, on the Fourth of July. "He's covered in mud. He's drenched. He is terrified. He is shaking uncontrollably," said Euliano, who owns a dog as well.
The woman welcomed the dog in and gave him a bath before posting pics on Facebook in the hope that someone would claim or adopt him. "I got a message from a girl, a woman and she asked about his extra claw, and I said, 'Yeah he has an extra claw.' She starts freaking out and she's like, 'I know this owner!'"
Ellen Berrios, who saw the dog on friend’s timeline, knew it had to be Buck, who had been lost during a storm when he climbed through a hole in the fence. He lost his collar during the escape and hadn't been microchipped yet.
"I still, to this day, will check the shelters every week and see if I recognize his face anywhere. Every night, before I go to bed, I wonder if he's warm, if he's safe," Berrios said.
In the two years since Buck has been missing, Berrios left Florida and moved to Pennsylvania. After identifying the dog, Berrios’ fiance drove to Florida to pick him up. He’s been seen by a vet and is in good shape.
After finding his owner, Euliano posted on Facebook, “We located his owners. His name is Buck. He got out during a storm a little over two years ago and his family was absolutely heartbroken. His momma told me she still cries every night hoping he’s safe, warm and fed. They have since moved to PA but her fiancé is driving down tonight to pick him up and take him home to his family. ❤️ We took him to the vet for a check-up, had him cleaned up, and he is healthy and ready to be reunited with his people. Thank you to everyone who offered to help us during this whole thing, we are so happy to have a happy ending for this sweet babe.”