Lost NY Dog Found in Florida (and Probably Walked the Entire Way)

How does a dog wander down the East Coast of the United States? No one knows exactly, but being a Siberian Husky certainly helps.


According to ABC News, Sinatra disappeared from his New York home around 18 months ago and showed up in a Tampa, Florida neighborhood only to be taken in by 13-year-old Rose Verrill.


Months back, Sinatra’s owners had been searching for him, putting up flyers, and canvasing the neighborhoods, but no luck. (Turns out, he was slightly farther than they imagined…)


Verrill’s family also tried to track down Sinatra’s owners via microship but came up short: They could only get a possible name. The teen then took to Facebook and tracked down Sinatra’s owners and confirmed it was him.


No one knows how he traveled 1,200 miles (but the breed is known to wander…), and he’s headed back home for good over the Thanksgiving weekend. We love a happy ending!

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Maureen Dempsey

Maureen Dempsey is a freelance writer living in New York with an ancient, 14-year-old chihuahua and a feisty, young dachshund.

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