DELANO, CA (NBC) - A California woman says her pet dog, missing for the past five years, amazingly appeared on her front porch. She says while she never forgot him, she certainly never expected to see him again after five years and moving four times.
Myrna Carrillo and Prince are just getting reacquainted.
It's been five long years since Prince went missing from Carrillo's mom's house. She got the shitzu when he was just a puppy and had him for three years.
Myrna says "I was really attached to him, so ever since then I thought about him and we talked about if we were ever to see him again but I guess he's been in town."
Carrillo lived at home and was not married when she lost Prince. Since then she's moved four different times all around town.
Yet somehow, yesterday Carrillo came home from work and found the dog on her doorstep, and she had to do a double take.
Myrna says "I thought I was seeing something.. I just hope no one is playing a prank on me."
It sounds hard to believe, but looking at the pictures of Prince, it's hard to deny the resemblance.
Myrna�s husband, Refugio, says "it would be hard to believe it wasn't him."
Carrillo says not only did they all recognize Prince, but he recognized them. And although she left him outside last night, he never left her doorstep.
Carrillo's two boys are already getting as attached to Prince as their mom once was, and the family says especially after the journey he must have taken to find them, prince is destined to become one of the family.
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