A Dog Named “Areli” Reunited With His Family

It was an emotional reunion for Sharee Brown, her daughter Kayla and their missing Pomeranian, Areli.

Brown, who drove a few hours from her home in Richmond, Virginia, says she got a call from Quince Orchard Animal Hospital in Gaithersburg that her dog was found after he was reported missing four months ago.

“I’m so excited,” Brown said. “I adopted him when I adopted my niece when she was 6 months old. She’s six years old now and we love him.”

Brown said she let Areli out for a walk the day he went missing.

“He’s a good dog,” said Brown. “He’s smart and sometimes he would walk himself and would come back. That day, he never came back.”

Brown received a call that her dog had been found after D.C. United Player Dominic Duncan found the dog running across a street in Germantown.

“I was coming home from practice and it was about 10:30 at night and I saw a dog run across the road.” Duncan said. “I parked my car, got out and checked to see if the dog had an owner but no one came.”

Duncan said it took him at least 30 minutes before Areli opened up to him.

“I finally got him in my car to take him home,” Duncan said. “I took him for the night, he slept under my bed, I gave him a walk in the morning and now we’re here.”

While he’s a hero to the Brown family, Duncan gave his dad all the credit.

“My dad was the smart one. He thought the dog would have a chip in him and told me to take him to the vet,” Brown said.

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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at MHicks@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter @mittimegan.

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One Response to “A Dog Named “Areli” Reunited With His Family”

  1. On March 9, 2017 at 10:06 am responded with... #

    You really are a hero Duncan! Thank you for doing the right thing when you could have just gone about your business. That extra mile made the difference in this lovely family’s life. Well done.




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