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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A local woman is reunited with her dog 9 years after a home burglary.

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“I’m very very happy. Very happy to be able to see her again,” said Sally Butters who received a call she had waited for nearly a decade.

Her toy poodle Gigi had been found and was waiting just 30 miles away.

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“There was no trace of her until now, this lady’s daughter found her on the street in Roseville,” she said.

Stolen in a burglary, thieves took GiGi and a computer. Butters said she never thought she’d see her toy poodle again.

“I never expected it. I thought she would be dead. She’s 13 1/2 years old now, how long I have her I don’t know, but at least she’s home,” Butters said.

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Thanks to microchipping and a Good Samaritan, Gigi was reunited with her owner.

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“Tears streaming down her face and I said, ‘Oh no don’t cry, you’re going to make me cry!’ And we both cried for a little bit,” said Reba Hunter who took the dog to Citrus Heights Pet Hospital to see if it had a microchip.

These two perfect strangers were brought together for the love of a little white dog.

“She was ready to give her back even though she maybe had hoped to have kept the dog,” Butters said.

A dog that’s brought so much hope and joy back into her life.

Citrus Heights Pet Hospital helped facilitate the reunion.

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They said this is the reason you should always microchip your pets.