Disabled veteran overjoyed to be reunited with lost service dog

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – A South Florida dog owner was thrilled to be reunited with his lost pooch.

Tavaris Washington held a reunion with his best friend and service dog Jasher after a long search and some legal hurdles.

Jasher went missing on March 19 after a landscaper accidentally left the back yard gate open at his Coral Springs home.

Washington, a disabled military veteran, spent more than a week searching for him all around the city.

The humane unit at the Coral Springs Police Department actually found Jasher the first day and posted his picture online, holding onto him for five days before giving him to a rescue.

Neighbors later saw that post and told Washington about it, but by then Washington was told it was too late to get the dog.

In stepped Ana Campos, a private investigator, to find where exactly Jasher had gone.

After a lot of back and forth, police officers called Washington because the had the dog again, leading to the happy ending many hoped would happen.

About the Author:

Andrew Perez is a South Florida native who joined the Local 10 News team in May 2014.