Her Dog Was Found 2 Years Later And 1,000 Miles Away, She’s Afraid He’s Forgotten Her

When a tiny Pug-nosed Terrier named Zeus vanished from the backyard of his home in Ocala, Florida, mom Debbie Petranck was petrified.

She combed through the neighborhood and made hapless visits to the city’s shelters, but there was just no trace of her beloved dog.

Distraught by the loss, the poor owner began putting a “missing dog” ad for Zeus in the local newspaper every week.

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After almost 24 months of Zeus’ disappearance, Debbie received an urgent call from the staff at Friends of the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

She froze in disbelief as she learned that her dear little pooch has finally been found, that too over 1,000 miles away in Detroit!

Debbie immediately hopped into her car and drove all the way to the shelter to bring her baby home!

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While Debbie was euphoric to find her precious baby, she was a nervous wreck by the time she arrived at the shelter.

She was gripped with anxiety over fears of Zeus not recognizing her after such a long time. But the second Zeus spotted his emotional mommy, he jumped out in joy and ran to embrace her!

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Zeus and Debbie’s reunion is one of the most heartwarming things we have seen in a long time! This is exactly why microchipping a pet becomes so crucial in these times.

This blissful story truly gives hope to so many other owners who are still looking for their lost pets.

Click the video below to watch Zeus and Debbie’s ecstatic reunion after 2 heartbreaking years apart!

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10 of the Smartest Dogs in the World:


A friend of mine has a beautiful Dalmatian. Friendly, energetic and lovable, she was a perfect family pet… but she wasn’t the smartest pooch on the planet. See, she knew how to go through the pet door out into the garden, but she had no clue how to get back inside. It never occurred to her that the flap could swing both ways. So she would sit outside and howl until my friend would open the door.

Repeated demonstrations of the dual movement of the flap had no effect; it just did not compute. The dog breeds on this list, however, probably don’t have that problem. They’re widely considered to be among the cleverest canines in the world. Take a look and see if you agree.

1. German Shepherd

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No surprise here. German Shepherds are the world’s best police dogs, military dogs, and some have even been movie stars (remember Rin Tin Tin?). Brave, loyal, smart and strong, they’re the total package.

2. Beagle

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Also on the list of the best family-friendly dogs in the world, the Beagle has an incredible nose that lets them sniff out just about anything. Born detectives, they’re not the most trainable pets, but they are smart. And hey, nobody ever accused Snoopy of being dumb.

3. Golden Retriever

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A popular choice for assistance dogs for their easy temperament, natural intelligence and loyalty, Golden Retrievers are natural guides and also serve as great rescue dogs. Active and fun to be around, they’re wonderful family pets.

4. Border Collie

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Border Collies are considered by many to be the geniuses of the dog world. Expert herders, laser-focused (they’re known for their intense stare), and incredibly agile to boot, they’re workaholics and excellent athletes. Just don’t expect to keep one cooped up in an apartment.

5. Poodle


Did you know poodles were originally hunting dogs? They respond very well to training and are quick to learn tricks. So don’t let the fluffy looks and styled mane fool you! These dogs are among the smart canines around. Plus, they’re among the best dogs in the world for those who suffer allergies.

6. Belgian Malinois


A terrific military dog, the Malinois is a natural herder, tracker and worker. Smart, trainable and protective, these dogs require an owner who knows what he or she is doing. In addition to the military, Malinois are often recruited as guard dogs and police dogs as well.

7. Papillon

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Named for their butterfly-shaped ears, papillons are small, cute and pretty smart. They’re considered the smartest of the toy dog breed, with intelligence levels comparable to the über-smart border collie. They’re alert and focused pets, and loyal and lovable: an ideal friend for he family.

8. Doberman


Sadly, Dobermans are known more for their ferocity than their smarts, but these are considered among the most intelligent dogs in the world, as well as one of the most effective guard dogs around. They’re outstanding students known to be affectionate and obedient.

9. Bloodhound

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Don’t let the wrinkles and dopey expression fool you! Bloodhounds have the keenest of noses, and are often used for trailing (so much so that their evidence can be used in court against you!). These are loving but strong-willed dogs, and are often used on search and rescue missions.

10. Australian Cattle Dog

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You need a smart, determined and energetic dog to control unruly cows. And that’s just what the Australian Cattle Dog, or ACD, does. They’re intelligent enough to herd these much larger creatures, and while they need their independence and wide open spaces, they’re eager workers who know how to get the job done.

Did we miss your brainy dog on this list? If so, write in and let us know about it!

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