DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) " A Louisiana family has been reunited with their dog that went missing six years ago thanks to a Mississippi couple who discovered the roaming pup.

WAFB-TV reported Sunday that owner Roberta Ostten says Jackson disappeared one night when he was let out of their Denham Springs home to use the bathroom. She says they searched the neighborhood but came up emptyhanded.

Patrick and Patricia Mounts, of Mississippi, recently captured the roaming dog near Denham Springs and took him to a veterinarian back in Liberty, Mississippi. The veterinarian discovered Jackson had a chip, which allowed a meetup to be organized.

Ostten's daughter, Annie Impson, says the reunion last week was surreal "because we thought he was dead and now he is back home, doing great."

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Information from: WAFB-TV, http://wafb.com