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CA man reunites with stolen dog in Burleson

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After being apart for five months, a trucker was finally reunited in North Texas on Monday with his beloved pit bull that had been stolen, according to Burleson police. He drove straight from California to Burleson to pick her up.

Charles Boettcher and his dog, Gracie, were separated in November 2013. Boettcher stopped at a truck stop in Fort Worth, and while paying for some tacos there, someone stole Gracie.

Gracie was later found in Burleson. A family there, the Pippins, took Gracie to see if she'd been microchipped, but a scanner didn't detect a microchip.

The Pippins took the dog in and posted signs in hopes of finding Gracie's owner, but they weren't successful.

On April 10, Burleson police came across Gracie, who'd gotten loose. They dropped her off at the Burleson Animal Shelter, where she was scanned for a microchip.

This time, the scanner picked up Gracie's microchip, showing that Boettcher had reported her as stolen in November.

Amber Pippin and her 3-year-old son met with Gracie and Boettcher to say their goodbyes as the dog left on Monday.

Boettcher had owned Gracie for two and a half years before she was taken from the truck stop.

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