Superior to Florida: Endo the dog arrives homeAfter nearly two years and several thousand miles, Endo the mastiff is finally back at his Florida home.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
After nearly two years and several thousand miles, Endo the mastiff is finally back at his Florida home.
Endo, the wayward dog who ended up at Animal Allies Humane Society’s Superior shelter earlier this month — where workers scanned a microchip and found he was missing from the Sunshine State — arrived back in Cape Coral, Fla., on Friday night.
He had gone missing in May 2011, when he broke free from the yard of his owners, the Hartzog family. He was taken in by someone in Florida, then brought to Minnesota and transferred to several different homes before breaking free again and ending up at the Superior shelter on Jan. 2. That’s when his true identity and home were discovered.
Endo left the Twin Ports on Wednesday, driven by volunteer Karie Vander Werf for the 1,700-mile journey south.
“He snored the whole way,” Vander Werf told the Fort Myers News-Press.
The Hartzogs were standing by as Endo jumped out of Vander Werf’s SUV, the News-Press reported, and greeted their long-lost dog with a hug.