Mathis was watching television in her home in Saint Paul, Minnesota, when she saw a photo of Day Day’s smiling face on a beer can. She recognized Day Day immediately as Hazel, her sweet dog who had gone missing three years ago when she lived in Iowa.
“The owner saw her in a story and was like, ‘That’s my dog!’” Wohlgefahrt said. “I think that was the first thing she said to us when she called us.”
Through photos and vet records, the shelter was able to verify Mathis’ story and shelter staffers were thrilled to have finally found Day Day’s mom.