After living on the streets for four and a half years, a dog named Chuck was reunited with his family.
Chuck went missing from his home in 2007 after breaking out of his yard. Although the Nakkim family searched extensively for their beloved dog, they were unsuccessful.
"He was gone. We looked everywhere. We drove up and down the streets," said Lisa Nakkim, Chuck's owner.
Just a few miles from their home, Linda Shelton was walking to work when she noticed an emaciated dog wandering the city streets. She befriended him and brought him to her office.
"He was, I'm sorry to say, the smelliest dog ever," Linda said. "I could see the potential in the dog. He just has a wonderful, big heart."
A coworker of Sheldon was able to read faint markings on Chuck’s ID tag, which led them right to the Nakkims.
When the family was reunited with Chuck, Lisa Nakkim said her daughter nearly fell apart when she recognized her long lost friend.
"My daughter said, 'Oh, we got a dog,' and I said, 'No, Lexa. That’s Chuck.' She started crying. She just lost it," Lisa said.
When Chuck went missing he was 100 pounds, but was only 60 pounds at the time he was found.
"He's back 100 percent," said Lisa's husband, Eric. "It’s like a lost member of the family coming home."
Here is the home video of Chuck's reunion with his family. Family members were shocked and cried tears of joy when they realized the dog in their yard was Chuck.
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