Professor Patrick Bartee Reunited With Long-lost Dog

Man’s best friend. Fur-baby. Pet. However you choose to classify them, dogs are undeniably a staple in many people’s lives. They’re always excited to see us and bring insurmountable joy into our lives. So imagine getting the news that your dog is missing.

This was Professor of Speech Patrick Bartee’s reality two years ago when he learned that his dog, Zoe, was missing. Devastated, Patrick continued to search for Zoe for an entire year with no luck. That is, until he received a phone call from the Southeast Volusia Humane Society two years after Zoe went missing, stating they had a dog that pulled up Patrick’s contact information when its microchip was scanned. It turned out that the dog in question was Zoe.

After two years, Patrick was reunited with Zoe.

You can watch the WPBF 25 News coverage of the emotional reunion by clicking here.


  • Laura Skelton said:

    What a wonderful story. I'm glad that Mr. Bartee got his puppy back.

    PMTue, 12 Nov 2019 14:50:17 +0000Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:50:17 +0000pm19,2:50 pm

  • Kourtney Baldwin said:

    Fantastic story! I am so happy Zoe is back home!!!

    PMTue, 12 Nov 2019 17:34:36 +0000Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:34:36 +0000pm19,5:34 pm

  • Erin said:


    PMTue, 12 Nov 2019 18:47:22 +0000Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:47:22 +0000pm19,6:47 pm

  • Aida Diaz said:

    I'm happy that you were reunited!!!

    PMTue, 12 Nov 2019 19:52:34 +0000Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:52:34 +0000pm19,7:52 pm

  • Rebecca Toole said:

    This is a fascinating story! Welcome home, Zoe!

    AMWed, 13 Nov 2019 06:23:39 +0000Wed, 13 Nov 2019 06:23:39 +0000am19,6:23 am

  • Falecia D. Williams said:


    AMWed, 13 Nov 2019 07:07:42 +0000Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:07:42 +0000am19,7:07 am

  • Eleanor said:

    That's awesome! Pets are a blessing. So glad you've been happily reunited.

    AMWed, 13 Nov 2019 10:49:57 +0000Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:49:57 +0000am19,10:49 am

  • April Montallana said:

    Oh my goodness! This story and the news footage brought a tear to my eye! Patrick, I am so happy for your reunion with your dearest Zoe. Congratulations also on your recovery from throat cancer. Our pets are our family!

    PMWed, 13 Nov 2019 16:11:40 +0000Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:11:40 +0000pm19,4:11 pm

  • Keisha J. said:

    I saw this on the news! Such a great story, so happy for Professor Bartee!! Welcome home Zoe!

    PMFri, 15 Nov 2019 14:53:12 +0000Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:53:12 +0000pm19,2:53 pm

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