(CNN)A woman was scrolling through a list of adoptable dogs at her local humane society when she came across a photo that made her heart skip a beat.
There he was — her former pup and best friend, Kovu, who Aisha Nieves had devastatingly lost two years prior when she lived in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
“He was my baby. He would go with me everywhere. He would sleep in my bed,” Nieves told CNN affiliate WFMZ. “Literally, the definition of a man’s best friend.”
In June 2019, Kovu, a pit bull-rottweiler mix, had been picked up as a stray after a car crashed through Nieves’ fence, creating a hole the dog was able to escape through, WFMZ reported.
He was rescued and taken to the Lehigh County Humane Society (LCHS), which renamed the sweet dog “Ash.” For four months, Kovu underwent medical treatment for fleas and inflammation until he was ready to be adopted, LCHS community engagement manager Julie Huber told CNN.
During that time, Nieves desperately searched for her dog, but by the time she returned to the humane society asking if they’d seen him, it was too late.
Kovu had found a home with another family. However, after nearly two years the family faced eviction due to the coronavirus pandemic and were forced to give Kovu back to the humane society, Huber said.
That’s when the pup’s familiar face reappeared on the website at the same time Nieves was looking for a new pet.
Recognizing the small scar above his right eye, Nieves was sure this was her baby and immediately called the humane society, she told WFMZ.
“After submitting proof of ownership to LCHS the woman came to visit the dog and it was apparent to all that when they reunited Ash was, in fact, Kovu, her beloved pet from years before,” Huber said.
Although she worried that her long lost best friend would no longer remember her after years apart, it didn’t take long for the two to fall in love again.
On June 18, the day they reunited, Nieves and the dog locke
A woman was looking to adopt a new pet. Then she found the dog she lost two years ago
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