Naperville, IL – Three-Year-Long Search Ends in Joyful Reunion with Missing Dog


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Naperville, IL – In a heartwarming turn of events, the Naperville Police Department’s Animal Control unit facilitated a reunion that was three years in the making. 

According to Naperville Police in a press release, it began late last week, after receiving reports of a stray dog, Animal Control officers were able to locate the dog’s owner through the microchip’s implant facility, despite the chip being unregistered. The dog, named Sam, had been missing for nearly three years and was finally reunited with his ecstatic family. The reunion was made possible thanks to the diligent efforts of the Naperville Animal Control officer.

The Naperville Police Department has issued a reminder about the importance of microchipping pets and ensuring the microchip information is up to date. This story serves as a testament to the critical role microchipping plays in reuniting lost pets with their families. 

For pet owners looking to update their pet’s microchip information or to microchip their pets, a small fee of $15 is required. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Naperville Animal Control at (630) 420-6178 for further assistance.


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