KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A dog that Young Williams Animal Center says is one of the smartest they’ve seen come through the shelter has been reunited with its owner after getting a lot of attention on social media.
Young Williams posted a video of the dog, known as Floyd, performing tricks. The center says they discovered his talents during an assessment to better learn the dog’s personality.
His owner, Brian Brannum, rescued Floyd in 2015 from the Jacksonville Humane Society. Floyd is actually a PTSD service dog, but developed a cataract in his eye sand was decommissioned. Brannum fell for Floyd and the two moved back home.
Unfortunately, Brannum couldn’t keep Floyd at the place where he lived, so he gave Floyd to a friend who eventually gave Floyd away.
Brannum searched for Floyd from Georgia all the way to Kentucky. Brannum’s cousin tagged him in Young-Williams’ Facebook post, alerting him to where Floyd was. The two are now back together.
“Right then I seen him, and you know, he was doing all his tricks and stuff. And I just started crying because I had given up hope of ever finding my dog again,” said Brannum.
In all, Floyd was gone around a year and a half.