Michigan terrier turns up in Wheeling

May 12, 2010 1:14:07 PM PDT
Frankie is one lucky dog! The Boston terrier who traveled miles from Michigan to Illinois is now headed home.

Tuesday Frankie went from lost to found. The Boston terrier has been missing since January from his Michigan farm. On Saturday, he was found in the suburbs and taken to the Wheeling Animal and Pet Resort, where vets found a microchip that identified him.

"Definitely lucky. We have a contract with the wheeling police and they bring in lost or stray dogs," said Alyssa Roberts, Wheeling Animal Hospital.

"No collars, to tags, and he followed me to my front door," said Mark Feldstein, dog rescuer.

Frankie's family from Battle Creek, Michigan, was located from the microchip. They drove down to get the dog.

"I'm very excited, said Denise Shepard, Frankie's owner. "Five months he's been gone."

And with that the two were reunited. And a howling good reunion it was.