Missing dog from Houston found in OKC, microchip leads rescuers to original owner

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – It’s a rescue mission with a lot of twists and turns. 

The escapee? A 6-year-old German Shepherd named Luna Rose. 

She’s full of energy, loves to walk, and has been on quite the journey the past six months. 

“How did she get to Oklahoma?” asked her original owner Susan Ray. 

Ray lives in Houston, Texas. 

She rescued Luna back in March from the ‘Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue.’  

However, she didn’t have her for very long. 

Three months later, Luna escaped. 

“That morning, the dog sitter called at 6 a.m. and said Luna Rose is missing,” said Ray. “We, of course, put-up fliers, put everything on Facebook.”

Unfortunately, she had no luck finding the missing dog.

Fast forward six months to last weekend, when Oklahoman Sara Zink and her husband Micah picked up Luna on Czech Hall Road in Oklahoma City. 

“We were really afraid she might get hit and looking at her we thought she’s definitely got a home,” said Zink.

They posted to their social media as well, but no response. 

“I posted her on the Mustang Lost and Found Pets, and someone recommended we take her to Petco to be scanned for a microchip, and she had one!” said Zink. 

That chip kick-started the journey to find Luna’s true owner. 

With the information from the microchip, Sara was able to get ahold of Susan, who was stunned. 

“I thought, ‘I don’t believe it,'” said Ray. 

“I really was happy that we could make somebody else happy,” said Zink. 

As for what Luna’s been doing for the past six months, we may never know. 

“I suspect someone picked her up and thought they were helping her out,” said Zink. 

She’s just glad to help reunite Susan and her best friend. 

“Not having her here had just left a big hole and now having her back will be so much more fun,” said Ray. 

“If it happened to us if one of our dogs got out, I would hope someone would do the same for them,” said Zink. 

Ray is picking up Luna this weekend. 

Both women say getting Luna microchipped likely saved her life. 

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