Brianna and her sister Savannah Marino were thrilled when they learned that their uncle was going to give them a puppy. His dog had just given birth and promised them one of the pups.
As soon as the little puppy was weaned off his mother, the excited sisters took the young pooch back to their Houston home. They named the adorable Maltipoo, Byron.
Brianna quickly developed a bond with the puppy. Byron slept with her every night. He became an emotional support dog for her. Together with her sister, they would spend countless hours playing with their beloved pet.
But three years later, they went home after school to find that the pup was missing. They were both devastated.
Brianna quickly updated the dog’s microchip information and tagged him as missing. They got in touch with several dog groups on social media and posted his photos. The sisters even used various online community apps to inform everyone of their missing dogs.
For the next few weeks, they regularly searched their area, hoping that they would find the Maltipoo. Brianna and her sister spent many sleepless nights crying and worrying about their pet. And even though a year had passed since Byron went missing, they still didn’t lose hope as they knew he had a microchip.
Living with another family
One day, Brianna decided to check on Byron’s microchip account. She was shocked to see that the dog was no longer attached to their name. He was listed as being owned by another family. The microchip company told them that their beloved pooch was adopted, and a rescue group changed the information.
The sisters called the rescue group, and they were told that the dog had been living with his adoptive family for almost a year already. They tried to get in touch with Brianna and Savannah, but they could not reach them. They deemed the dog abandoned, and another family adopted him.
They couldn’t believe it. The sisters knew that their information was always up to date, and there was no way that they would be unreachable. They tried talking to the new owners, but they refused to return Byron. They had fallen in love with the dog already.
Crushed, they are still hoping that the new family will change their mind and give Byron back to them.