Dogs have one of the strongest sense of smell in the animal kingdom. And that sense of smell came handy for little Maggie when she was finally reunited with her family.

 

 

Maggie had been missing for 19 months, and her family didn’t know if they would ever see her again. But as fate had it, one day they received a call from the Saginaw County Animal Care and Control, saying someone had brought in a stray dog, and the microchip scan gave them the family’s contact details.

A mom and her two daughters rushed to the shelter, hoping that it was Maggie that they found. They were overjoyed that it was indeed Maggie!

 

 

But something wasn’t right. Maggie didn’t seem to recognize them. As Maggie hid behind one of the shelter volunteers, her family could see the hardships she had gone through being on her own for almost 2 years.

As you can see in this touching video, the lady from the shelter slowly brings Maggie closer and closer to her family.

 

 

Maggie is clearly scared and shy, but the mom extends her hand and lets Maggie sniff her. Maggie’s doggie sense of smell kicks in and she instantly recognizes her mom’s smell, even after being apart for 19 months! Incredible!

Maggie’s happiness knows no bounds after finally reuniting with her family! Her sense of smell saved the day and brought tears of joy to our eyes!

Click the video below to watch this amazing reunion video between Maggie and her family.