It may have been seven years ago, but Kennel said he still remembers the day he lost his best friend Jacque.
"He disappeared from our backyard and we had looked for him," he said.
Daughter Kalissa Byrd said the family even put up fliers for their little schnauzer, but after while they assumed the worse.
"It was very unexpected and I was very surprised," he said.
That is, until they got a phone call from the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society. Jacque was still alive, and in Florida.
Turns out a couple found him while visiting Texas and took him home to Pensacola.
"I'm pretty excited about seeing him again and it is kind of a neat thing how it worked out with the microchip so we had him chipped so that they could find us," Kennel said.
Using a tiny microchip, the shelter was able to locate the Kennel's to bring jock home seven years later.
Now the family said they are more than ready to greet and treat their long lost friend.
You can get a microchip inserted at the Humane Society during their monthly clinics for $10 to $20.