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Video shows homeless Memphis man reunited with dog after weeks apart

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A homeless man in Memphis, Tennessee, received some good news last week when he was reunited with his beloved dog. reported that Anthony Rogers, who works as an artist, woke up one day in August and his 1-year-old dog, a pit bull and Lab mix named Bobo, was missing.

According to a video posted by the Memphis Animal Shelter, Rogers and his friends looked all over but didn't find the pup. They posted signs across the city offering a reward for the dog's return.

On Sept. 11, a dog matching Bobo's description showed up at Memphis Animal Shelter and an employee, identified as Emily by the shelter, immediately recognized him. She called the number on the missing poster, which belonged to one of Rogers' friends, and the two reunited moments later.

"Their reunion was pure joy. Bobo could not contain his happiness at seeing his dad again," the shelter wrote in a Thursday Facebook post.

Bobo was neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated at the shelter and it was determined he was heartworm negative.

"We sent him back to Anthony with a year's supply of heartworm prevention, a bag of dog food, and a harness, leash, collar, and ID tag. Bobo is healthy and happy, but he needs to keep going to the vet every year to stay that way," the post read.

The heartwarming reunion was captured on video and has thousands of views.