"All of a sudden she was all excited, doing a little zoom," Lara says. "A joyous personality came out when she saw her people." But the family told them they were looking for another dog.
"They didn't want her back because she kept escaping," Chapin tells The Dodo.
Still, when she saw her family again, she must have felt like she was going home.
"She became a whole new dog the second she set eyes on the man," Chapin says.
But the feeling didn't last. Zuzu's old family moved on.
Chapin, a trainer at Shelter Me - an innovative program that works with shelter dogs to increase their visibility - says she doesn't know if the family went home with another dog that day or "were just looking."