SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Mike Stotts had given up hope that his 15-year-old dog was alive after losing him two months ago during a camping trip in Santa Fe.
But he got a surprise call Monday saying the golden retriever mix had been found.
KOAT-TV (http://bit.ly/TuRKkX ) reports that the dog named Romeo had lost some weight and had a cut on his ear but otherwise was fine.
Stotts says Romeo ran off in August and he had searched days for him without any luck. He built a memorial for Romeo and headed home.
A security guard watching the watershed noticed a lost, hurt dog and chased after him. A microchip implanted in the dog led the guard to Stotts.