Reunion Stories

When your beloved pet goes missing it can be a traumatic experience for both of you. We have a dedicated Lost & Found team whose goal is to reunite missing pets with their owners. We love what we do and wish to share the joy of these happy reunions.


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Aspen’s owners discovered him missing shortly after arriving home from a walk. Aspen made his escape by prying open a door that was not closed properly. A kind neighbour kept Aspen safe until he could be picked up by one of our Officers.

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The owners of Shagal are not sure how he went missing but they were exxtremely happy to know that he was safe and sound at OMHS.  The reuinion was adorable!

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After trying (unsuccessfully) to make friends with a skunk, Roo badly needed a bath. Some dogs like water… but Roo is not one of them! She made a break for it in protest, and was found by a concerned good samaritan while on the lam. Luckily Roo was wearing her Town of Oakville dog licence and, once she arrived at shelter, the Lost and Found Team was able to get in touch with her worried dad and arrange this reunion!

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Bowie is a world traveller and decided to get to know Oakville a bit better, however he forgot his parents at home!  Now that they have been reunited they can continue on their travels as a family!

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​Dashi was having an amazing day with her babysitters (Her loving grandparents) when she accidentally got too far away from them! A very kind neighbour found her and called OMHS to keep her save and sound. Because she had a microchip, we were able to call Dashi’s owners right away who came to pick her up! Her babysitters where ecstatic to see her!

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Lucas was walking down the street alone when he accepted the offer to jump into a car that belonged to a pet store owner. Maybe he thought he could get himself some free treats, too bad he forgot his parents at home! Lucas was brought to OMHS where he was scanned for a microchip and then reunited with his family! They were so excited to see each other Lucas forgot all about the treat mission! He was just happy to see his mom.

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Hades’s family were ecstatic to find their puppy safe and sound. Who would have thought this little guy was capable of digging his way out of his yard?  

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Upon discovering an open gate and no dog, Dexter’s owners immediately went searching for him. They contacted the shelter and were relieved to find Dexter was in our care. A kind gentleman had taken the time to drop Dexter off at the shelter keeping him safe after discovering Dexter in their yard. 

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Bear’s owners were devastated to find him missing after an emergency took them away from home. Bear now has his Oakville dog licence so he can be reunited with his owners should he be found in the future. 

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Mac had been in his new home for only three weeks when he slipped out of the house. Mac was super happy to be reunited with his family!

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Perry’s first response on meeting a gentleman she had never met before was to cover him in kisses! The kind gentleman had discovered her on her own so he picked her up and dropped her off at the shelter to keep her safe from harm until her owner could be found. Because Perry had a microchip we were able to contact her frantic owner who was out looking for her. Perry now has her dog licence which allows us to get her home that much faster. 

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Perry’s first response on meeting a gentleman she had never met before was to cover him in kisses! The kind gentleman had discovered her on her own so he picked her up and dropped her off at the shelter to keep her safe from harm until her owner could be found. Because Perry had a microchip we were able to contact her frantic owner who was out looking for her. Perry now has her dog licence which allows us to get her home that much faster. 

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Blueberry’s dad is ecstatic to have her back home again! Blueberry was discovered on the driveway of an Oakville animal lover who moved quickly to get her to safety. Fortunately her dad contacted the shelter in his search for his beloved bird. With the nicer weather doors and windows often offer escape routes for birds. Please report missing or found birds to the shelter so we can make possible other happy reunions!

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Although Rocky is a senior it hasn’t stopped him from doing a walk about if the opportunity presents itself. When Rocky was found he was not wearing his dog licence so his kind finders took him in for the evening. The next morning the shelter was able to reunite Rocky with his dad.

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Stormy heard a rumour that all the cool kids do parkour, so she decided to give it a try. Turns out… she’s pretty good at it! Her first attempt with the backyard fence proved successful, so she went in search of more challenges conquer. Unfortunately for Stormy, that led her to a busy road. Stormy was very fortunate to have a very kind human pull over for her. She hopped in their car where she was kept safe until an OMHS officer arrived. After receiving a panicked call from her mom, the Lost and Found Team was able to arrange this amazing family reunion. No more backyard parkour, Stormy!

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Rosie’s family let her outside in the backyard and didn’t realize their neighbour took down the fence. A good Samaritan found her and called OMHS to pick her up. Fortunately, Rosie was wearing a dog licence and we were able to quickly reunite them.

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Nacho slipped outside and decided to take himself on a walk. A member of the community was worried for the cat’s safety so confined him and called us to pick him up. Good thing his owners microchipped him and were able to quickly reunite them! Nacho and Steve were thrilled to be together again!

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Diesel’s family had thought their fence was secure but Diesel found the weak spot! A kind gentleman discovered Diesel on his own and contacted the shelter. After a stressful night without Diesel his family picked him up first thing the next morning. 

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Luna slipped out of her family home without detection. Imagine her family’s distress to discover her missing. When members of the public found Luna with no owner in sight they kept her safe until the shelter could pick her up. The shelter was happy to return Luna to her family the following morning.

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Smokey is an indoor cat and he accidently slipped outside. He ended up very far from his home and was hungry and lost.  A kind person saw him and brought him to the shelter.  The owners had already filed a lost report with OMHS and the Lost & Found team was able to reunite Smokey with his owners! They were so happy to bring him home. 

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Archie’s family were thrilled to have him home safe after he had gone missing. Thank you to the kind person that took Archie in after discovering him in their backyard!

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Berty snuck out unbeknownst to his owners, who were frantic when they discovered him missing! Thankfully one of our Officers had picked him up earlier in the day to keep him safe, and our Lost and Found team was able to make a match and quickly get him back with his family

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Sirius’s family was thrilled that he was found safe. Because Sirius was microchipped the shelter was able to quickly reunite Siruis (after Siruis Black of Harry Potter) with his family after he had been missing for quite sometime. It is important to have your cat microchipped as it leads to a quick reunion should they go missing. 

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Max was seen crossing Lakeshore by himself so a kind member of the public stopped and was able to get Max to come to her. Imagine his dad’s panic to discover his dog was no longer securely in his yard. A visitor had inadvertently left the gate open and Max was able to take himself on a walk. The smiles on their faces illustrate the joy of being together again!

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Spades was in his backyard when he discovered the gate was open. He he decided he was going to take himself for a walk. A kind member of the public discovered him by himself and called OMHS. Spades family was relieved to find that he was safe as he is not good at finding his way home.

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Molly’s owners were shocked to receive a telephone call from our Lost and Found department. They had left Molly safely at home with visiting guests and were not expecting to hear from us. Thankfully Molly was found safe!

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A member of the public spotted Baby and was able to keep her safe until an Officer arrived. Once safely at the shelter, it was determined that Baby’s microchipped wasn’t traceable here in Canada. Her mom was incredibly worried when she couldn’t find her, and called the Lost & Found Team who was able to make the match. Baby’s family is so happy to have her home safe and sound. 

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Setanta’s family was relieved to have him home safe after he decided to take himself for a run. Although a senior dog Setanta can be surprisingly fast (as you can tell from the picture!). Setanta is shy with strangers so although a good samaritan was unable to contain him she stayed with him until our Officer arrived on the scene. Our Officer was able to contain Setana preventing him from being struck by a vehicle. We were so happy to tell the owners that Setana had been found safe!

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Goldens are usually social dogs that take the opportunity to make friends out of strangers. Hatteras made several friends when he wandered from home, however Hatteras knows there is no place like home!