Dog reunited with owner after being found nearly a year later

SACRAMENTO, Ca (NBC) - After missing for nearly a year, a dog was found more than 280 miles away and is now back with his owner in Sacramento, California.

Champ, a Siberian Husky, went missing from his home in April 2017.

But Champ's owner never lost hope in finding her dog, posting lost dog flyers throughout Sacramento and even on social media websites.

A good Samaritan in Bakersfield spotted the 2-year-old dog walking outside two weeks ago and took Champ. She then went online and amazingly found Champ's lost dog flyer.

Thanks to a network of Husky enthusiasts, Champ was able to catch a lift home. He started in Bakersfield and made stops in Fresno, Manteca and Galt before arriving in Sacramento, into the arms of his relieved owner.

"I believe that someone probably took Champ, but I"m not exactly sure," owner Shaunta Lowman said.