MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Police officers at the Raines Station Precinct have been hailed heroes in a recent dog-napping case and have jokingly called each other pet detectives.
Like armed body guards, Memphis police officers carried 4-year-old Dixie into the precinct to be reunited with her owners. In an emotional reunion, Dixie seemed just as thrilled to see her family and they were to see her.
Missing for more than a week, Dixie was back in the arms of Canadians Lorie and Terry Traviss who traveled overnight from Texas after getting word that Dixie had been found.
"The people, the police department, thank them all, they were wonderful. Thank you guys all for making it a miracle," said Lorie.
While hoping this day would come, the couple says they have received support from all over the country and Canada through social media and prayers.
"Everybody was so down to earth and understood," added Lorie. "I think there were people that never had a dog or had children and they still felt the hurt that we had."
Raines station officers say the Dixie's story shed a bad light on the city of Memphis, but this reunion shows how much the community cares.
With a police motorcade, Dixie and her family were taken to the Memphis Peabody after the reunion where they will have a complimentary stay at the Peabody for at least one night.
As they enjoy their stay at the Peabody, the red carpet will be extended to Dixie and her family as they will finally get their much anticipated tour of Graceland.