It’s been two years since this rodeo entertainment troupe lost a crucial member of their team in Virginia, but Tim Lepard has finally been reunited with his beloved border collie during a stop on their country-wide tour.
Jed the border collie dashed into the arms of the Team Ghost Riders frontman as soon as the pup spotted him at the Rockbridge SPCA.
“Do you believe in miracles?” Lepard told WDBJ as he collected his pup.
Lepard explained he and Team Ghost Riders lost Jed when he slipped away at a truck stop near Lexington while they were on their way to a show.
“Every time I come through here — we’ve been back seven times — we’d go to that truck stop and look around," Lepard said.
They later discovered Jed was taken in by a local woman and spent the next two years living with her until he ran away from her too.
When the SPCA picked her up, they discovered a different owner listed on the microchip.
“We scan for microchips with every animal that comes in, so we did that and we found that there was another name associated with the microchip," said Rockbridge SPCA Executive Director Tara Rhodi. "We called the man in Mississippi and he said he has been missing his dog for about two years."
"[I] said, 'He’s not gone, he’s not gone,'" Lepard said. "And I never did give up."