Nine years later, Boozer's new owner could no longer keep him, and brought him to the Foothills Animal Shelter near Denver. When the shelter scanned Boozer's microchip, they found he had another owner, and immediately contacted Lloyd Goldston to inform him that they had his beloved Boozer.
"When caring for over 9,300 animals every year, you see a lot of different cases. This one was definitely special and extremely heartwarming," Jennifer Strickland, of Foothills Animal Shelter, told The Dodo. "We cannot encourage pet owners enough to have identification on their pets, both collars and tags, and microchips as well, which is of course what connected Boozer back to his original family."