After nearly two years and traveling 1,200 miles, dog finally home in Florida

Volunteer Myra Kennett, of the rescue group Bobbi and The Strays, plays with Relay at the facility in Freeport, N.Y., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. The German shepherd mix went under a backyard fence in West Palm Beach, Fla. in February 2016 and the dog's microchip has been traced back to the owners. (Danielle Finkelstein/Newsday via AP)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – After being missing for almost two years, traveling more than 1,200 miles and at least 22 hours in the car, Relay the dog is finally home.

The Palm Beach Post reports the Jack Russell terrier/German Sheppard mix was greeted by her 18-year-old owner, Richard Moneck, on Friday night as the lovable pup was hand-delivered back to her West Palm Beach home.

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A woman who said she found the dog brought it to a Long Island and New York City rescue group, which traced its microchip and tracked down its astonished family in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Relay received the royal treatment upon her arrival. A welcome home banner was hanging outside, balloons were flying over the mailbox and a gift basket filled with toys and treats was waiting.

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