After missing for 549 days from his home in Essex, England, Archie the Toy Poodle was found wandering the streets of Oxford 100 miles from home. Dog wardens were able to scan his microchip and return him to Chris and Julie Moran and their daughter, Kelly.
He had gone missing while the family spent a holiday in France in July, 2009. Although they hurried back to England, they found no trace of their dog until they got the call from Oxford.
Archie was in serious need of grooming, but he wasn’t malnourished or injured.
Where Archie has been will be forever a mystery, but, knowing how smart Poodles are, Chris Moran joked that maybe he wanted to study for a degree at Oxford. The story