In 2016, Michael Joy suffered the unimaginable trauma of losing his three beloved canines to elopement and disappearance.Michael’s heart was torn apart when two of the dogs returned home, but Sam, a 4-month-old Lab cross, was nowhere to be seen.
Michael searched far and low, from animal shelters to abandoned buildings, for his beloved pet Sam. He was resolved to fulfill his vow to his wife: “Hey, I’m going to find this puppy.” Michael refused to lose up hope and vigilantly checked shelter websites.
The Joys finally moved to Kentucky, but Sam’s absence just strengthened their conviction that he was still alive. Michael’s devotion to finding Sam led him to make repeated trips back to the house
they shared in Georgia.It’s been over five years, and Sam is still nowhere to be found. Then, out of the blue, City Dogs Cleveland called, and that was it.
“She goes, ‘We have Sam,'” Michael said, still trying to get his head around the unbelievable development. “I’m thinking, ‘This can’t be the same Sam!,'” he said. Ohio, you’re so close to Michigan!