Pay Grant, 85, was reunited with her beloved Manchester Terrier after more than seven months.

The Chalke Valley dog went missing and ended up in Northamptonshire.

“We had given up: there was no sign of the dog turning up,” said Pay Grant

The Grant family received a phone call on June 13 from Croft Veterinary Centre in Brackley, Northamptonshire, to say their terrier Jody had been found. The dog went missing on November 12, 2014, when Mrs Grant was near Fifield Bavant putting up some electric fencing.

“The dog must have walked through the hedge and onto the road. I started getting worried after 30 minutes. She always comes back but there was no sign,” said Pay.

“We spent all evening searching and got everyone involved from councils to wardens. I spent the next month on the phone trying to track her down again.”

Pay has had Manchester Terriers in her family for 43 years and was shocked when she received a phone call to say her dog was safe and well.

“It was purely the fact it was microchipped,” added Joe Grant.

The family travelled to Northampshire to be reunited with the dog,

“I couldn’t believe my eyes when I first saw her, she has been quite well fed and looked after,” said Pay.

“She has been straight back to it, normal nature,” said Joe.

“It’s like she has never been away, but she is on a diet now and will be getting lots of exercise,” Pay added.

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