LAS VEGAS - A Nevada family's years-long search for their beloved dog ended just in time for the holidays.
David and Alison Marks, of Las Vegas, thought they would never see their dog "Willie" again after the 11-year-old Sheltie ran off while the family was vacationing back in 2009. The family set out on a desperate search for their beloved pup, but the search seemed hopeless until they received a phone call that Willie had been found and was in a shelter in the town of Elko.
"We were expecting him to somehow come out of the woods and run towards us like we never left him, even though I knew it was impossible," said Alison Marks.
"It's probably the best Christmas present we could get," said David.
It appears Willie went on quite the journey. He, somehow, traveled nearly 300 miles until he was picked up by another family before running off again.
For the Marks family, Willie's return was the best Christmas present they could have asked for.