It's a Christmas miracle for a family after they were reunited with their long lost dog.
Earlier this month, a woman in Romulus found the small Yorkshire Terrier wandering around outside of her home.
Donna Wreford turned the dog over to the Romulus Animal Shelter after checking with neighbors in the area.
Staff at the animal shelter determined the dog had a microchip during the animal's evaluation.
The owner's information was on file with the American Kennel Club. The AKC confirmed that the dog was reported missing over three years ago by a family living in Columbus, Ohio.
The AKC made contact with the owners. Ta-Shina and Darren Green immediately contacted the Romulus Animal Shelter about their dog "Rexxn."
That same day, they drove to the Romulus Animal Shelter to be reunited with Rexxn.
“After three years I never thought I would see my dog again. This truly is the best Christmas ever for our family,” said Ta-Shina Green. “When Rexxn came up missing I was nine months pregnant, and my daughter (now three years old) and Rexxn are already attached to one another as though he had been with us her whole life.”
Rexxn has since been evaluated by a veterinarian. He required surgical incisions to remove matted fur that grew into his skin. He is healing well.
“The vet said other than the fur matting and some physical effects of living on the streets, Rexxn was relatively healthy overall and has a great temperament”, said Ta-Shina Green.