Family Whose Dog Went Missing Gets A Shocking Surprise A Year Later.

Making the decision to adopt a dog is a lifetime commitment. Most people who have a dog consider their beloved canine to be a part of their family, so it's understandable why a family would be devastated when their dog can't be found. This family was heartbroken when they couldn't find their lost family member, and after a year of trying to find her, they almost gave up!

Growing Up With Dogs

When Icela Robles was a child, her parents made sure that she grew up around dogs. So, when she got married and had a family of her very own, she knew that it wouldn’t be long before they added a dog to the mix. And like so many other people, Icela just so happened to have a special place for Labradors in her heart.

Growing Up With Dogs

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Lola

Icela knew that she wanted her own children to know what it was like to grow up with a dog. So when Joshua and Jeslyn, Icela’s son and daughter, were only a few months old, they welcomed Lola the dog into their lives. Luckily, it was a match made in heaven for the entire family.

Lola

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Unbreakable Bond

It didn’t take too much time at all for the kids to fall in love with the yellow Labrador. After spending their nights playing with a tennis ball, and long walks on Saturday mornings, the family developed an unbreakable bond with Lola. If you've ever bonded with a dog, then you can understand how important a connection like that is for a child.

Unbreakable Bond

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Furry Sibling

As Lola grew up with Joshua and Jeslyn, they spent every possible moment with each other. Actually, if you were to ask the kids what they thought about Lola, they would surely tell you that they thought of her as another sibling. A sibling with a wet nose and a furry body, but a sibling nonetheless.

Furry Sibling

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Missing

Like any other day, Joshua and Jeslyn went outside one afternoon to play with Lola in the backyard. When the kids were ready to go inside they called out for Lola, but unfortunately, they couldn’t find her anywhere. They decided to search for her, but when they came up empty handed, they began to fear that the worst had happened.

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Searching For Lola

Joshua and Jeslyn, who were frantic over not being able to find Lola, ran inside to tell Icela that they couldn’t find their dog. With her husband by her side, Icela immediately raced out of the house and jumped into her car to search the neighborhood for a sign of Lola. Sadly, it seemed to be true that Lola had disappeared.

Searching For Lola

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Heartbroken

A year had passed and the family still didn’t know where Lola had gone. They even tried asking some of their friends and family if they had seen Lola, but no one had a clue as to where Lola could’ve gone. Sadly, Lola was nowhere to be found and the family was obviously heartbroken.

Heartbroken

Where Was She?

The family couldn’t come up with the answer as to where their beloved Lola could’ve gone. Did somebody find her? Was she living in another home with someone else’s family? There didn’t seem to be an answer in sight for the family. Well, that was until one morning when everything changed for the Robles.

Where Was She?

Phone Call

On that morning, the Roble's family phone rang and Icela answered it. When she said "hello," there was an unfamiliar voice on the other end of the line. Apparently, it was Dallas Animal services and they had some unbelievable news for Icela and her family.

Phone Call

Lola!

Icela was having a hard time believing what she was hearing! Dallas Animal Services was calling to tell Icela that they had found Lola! Icela immediately got into her car and drove as fast as she could to the shelter. Could it be true? Did the shelter really find Lola?

Lola!

Reunited

As soon as Icela stepped foot into the shelter, she noticed a familiar face smiling up at her. There was Lola, standing right in front of her very eyes! Lola was wagging her tail because she knew that it was a good day! She was finally being reunited with her family.

Reunited

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Microchip

Luckily, when Lola was just a puppy, she had been microchipped by the vet's office, So when she was brought to Dallas Animal services they were able to scan her microchip to find out who she belonged to. They immediately realized that Lola belonged to Icela, but Icela certainly had a few questions to ask first.

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Why So Long?

The obvious questions began to swirl around Icela's mind. First off, why did it take an entire year for the Robles to get Lola back? Where had Lola been the entire time? And why did it take her that long to show up at the shelter?

Why So Long?

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Questions

As much as Icela wanted answers, they were going to be pretty hard to get. Clearly, Lola couldn’t exactly explain her side of the story, but she did look like she was cared for and well-fed. The shelter workers assumed that she had been living with another family for the past year.

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Grateful

Even though Icela would never find out where Lola had spent the last year of her life, she was still overjoyed to have her dog back. Ecstatic, Icela couldn’t wait to tell her family the great news! Joshua and Jeslyn were going to be even more excited than Icela was. After all, Lola was like a sister to the kids and they still missed her every single day.

Grateful

Surprise!

Before Icela went home, she called the house to make sure that the kids were home. She even thought ahead and put Lola in the back seat so the kids wouldn’t be able to see her when Icela pulled into the driveway. Icela became overwhelmed with excitement at the thought of surprising her kids with Lola!

Surprise!

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The Wait Is Over

Joshua and Jeslyn immediately greeted Icela when she pulled into the driveway. They became curious as to why their mother wanted to know if they were home, and of course, what it was she wanted to show them. Soon enough, the kids had the answer that they had been waiting a year for.

The Wait Is Over

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Hugs And Tears

For just a moment, it seemed as if time had stopped for the Robles. Staring in awe, the kids couldn’t believe what was happening when their best friend jumped out of the back of the van. Joshua couldn’t stop hugging his long-lost canine sister, and Jeslyn couldn’t stop the tears from falling down her face.

Hugs And Tears

Happy Family

Everything felt like it was too good to be true, but for the first time, it wasn’t! Finally, the Robles family was complete once again! In celebration, the family brought Lola for an epic play session. Lola was more than happy to be back home with the family who loved her.

Happy Family

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Fortunate

The fact of the matter still remains, the Robles have no clue where Lola had gone for an entire year. The truth is that most dogs that go missing never find their way back home, so the Robles felt extremely lucky to have their favorite pup back in their lives! We're so happy that they were able to get Lola back. It's not easy losing an animal, but Lola found her way back to where she belongs!

Fortunate

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