If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.
Pennsylvania mom Aisha Nieves got the surprise of her life while browsing through a list of adoptable dogs at her local humane society’s website.
It was Kovu, her former dog, who she lost two years prior.
Kovu, a pitbull-rottweiler mix, escaped through a hole in Nieves’ fence in June 2019.
The dog, who was assumed a stray, was picked up and taken to the Lehigh County Humane Society (LCHS) and was rechristened “Ash,” according to community engagement manager Julie Huber.
By the time Nieves got to the animal shelter, Kovu had already been rehomed, according to CNN.
Two years later, the family that adopted the dog was facing eviction due to the coronavirus pandemic and were forced to return Kovu back to the humane society.
That’s when Nieves saw the pup’s familiar face on the website, recognized the small scar over his right eye, and knew right away that that was her pet.
Happy ending aside, The LCHS encourages all pet owners to microchip, license, or tag their pets so they can easily be returned to them in case they get lost.