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PUBLISHED: 19:30 EST, 25 December 2012 | UPDATED: 19:30 EST, 25 December 2012
It's been a long, strange trip for Kane, a Husky who was stolen from his owner's backyard in Phoenix, Arizona, in April and was found more than 1,100 miles away in Pendleton, Oregon.
His journey ended on Christmas Day when he was reunited with his family at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
'I couldn't ask for anything more, it's the best Christmas present ever,' owner Leanne Saunders told CBS News as she snuggled up to her nine-year-old pooch.
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Anxiously waiting: Leanne Saunders, 26, (left) gave her dog Kane a proper welcoming party at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Warm embrace: Kane enjoys the affectionate welcome home by his owner after eight months away
Ms Saunders said she still has no idea how Kane disappeared from her home in Phoenix. And no one knows how he wound up three states away in northwestern Oregon.
But, after eight months - the local humane society in Pendleton found him. They used his identity chip to track him back to Ms Saunders.
'If only dogs could talk,' she said, still baffled by her pet's strange journey.
Kane vanished from Ms Saunders' yard without a trace in April while she an her son were sleeping one night. The 26-year-old pet groomer said she put up fliers all over the city looking for her dog for weeks.
Lost: No one knows how Kane wound up 1,100 miles north of his home - traveling from Phoenix, Arizona, to Pendleton, Oregon
None the worse for ware: Kane is shaggier than when he left, but is healthy and happy to be home
On December 10, he was found walking down a neighborhood street in Pendleton, Oregon, with a leash attached, but no owner to be found, according to the East Oregonian newspaper.
The Pendleton Animal Welfare shelter took Kane in and soon realized he had a radio chip with his owner's details.
The only trouble: Ms Saunders had moved and changed her name since Kane went missing.
But, Marcia Flemmer, the president of the animal shelter, said she couldn't give up. Finally, after several days of searching, she located Ms Saunders and sent her a photo of her lost dog.
On Saturday Kane was driven from Pendelton, to a Petco store in Walla Walla, Washington. From there, a manager drove the dog to the airport in Pasco, Washington.
He arrived in Phoenix, into the loving arms of Ms Saunders in time for Christmas - a little older, a little shaggier, but none the worse for ware.