Two Years Later They Are Reunited: Do Dogs Remember?


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Aisha Nieves from Allentown, PA, was recently searching for a new dog for her two sons and decided to look at the Lehigh County Humane Society‘s (LCHS) adoption webpage. She immediately noticed that a dog that resembled a dog that ran off a few years ago when a truck hit a fence in her backyard.

“I thought, ‘Wait, that can’t be him,'” Nieves told The Morning Call. “Then, I saw the little scar over one eye, the scar from when he got caught in a gate, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, that’s my baby, that’s Kovu!'”

Nieves first adopted Kovu, who the LCHS listed on their adoption site as “Ash,” when the canine was just 7 weeks old. Kovu lived with her until he went missing in May 2019.

Another family adopted and then recently gave up Kovu as a result of an eviction.

Nieves says she was concerned that Kovu wouldn’t remember her. Turns out, as you can see, she had no reason to be concerned.