Missing Phoenix dog found in Oregon reunited with owner

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- Leanne Saunders' Christmas present finally arrived at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix on Saturday.

Saunders' dog, Kane, is back home after he went missing from her backyard around nine months ago.

She doesn't know how he got out but suspects he was stolen.

On Thursday, a woman from the Pioneer Humane Society in Oregon called Saunders and said they found Kane wandering the streets with a collar and leash on.

Kane is micro chipped.

Saunders didn't have the money to ship her dog home.

She works for Petco and asked her company for help.

Dan Phipps, a Petco manager in Walla Walla, Washington, said they stepped up and helped pay for Kane to get home.

"We were going to make sure that dog got home for Christmas," said Phipps.

Kane spent four and a half years with Saunders and she plans on keeping him a lot longer that.