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California dog, missing for 3 years, found in Florida

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A dog named "Smoke" was found 3,000 miles away after he went missed from a home in California. A dog named "Smoke" was found 3,000 miles away after he went missed from a home in California.
ORLANDO (WESH) -

A Southern California man's pet somehow wound up on the other side of the country in Brevard County, FL.

The 3,000-mile odyssey for a dog named smoke ended this weekend, thanks to a microchip.

Smoke went missing about three years ago, when the owner's roommate moved out and took the dog. However, it was not exactly clear how the dog made it all the way to the Sunshine State.

The owner said he gave up hope, despite missing the pit bull terribly.

A microchip and a good amount of detective work finally connected the two. Now, Smoke is getting ready for a ride home.

A network of volunteers will drive him in relays back to California.

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