Rescued Japan Tsunami Dog Has Joyful Reuninion With Owner

This is the very happy ending we were all hoping for after yesterday's story of the dog who floated at sea in a sinking house...

Maria Goodavage  |  Apr 5th 2011


This is the very happy ending we were all hoping for after yesterday’s story of the dog who floated at sea in a sinking house for three weeks after Japan’s twin disasters. Her owner saw a report about the dog on TV and immediately knew it was her 2-year-old dog, Ban. She went to the animal care center Monday to claim her for a joyful reunion.

“I am happy that she seems healthy. I want to cherish her when I take her back,” she said as a wagging Ban licked her masked face.

Check it out below. (You’ll also see some pretty cool footage of the dog’s rescue by the Japan Coast Guard.)

Editor’s Note: Whoops, the wrong video was showing up here a little while ago. The right one should be up now!