When Nicole Grimes, from the US state of Pennsylvania, spotted a pomeranian-poodle cross for adoption on Facebook, she thought it looked strangely familiar.
Nicole says she was reminded of her beloved childhood puppy called Chloe, so she decided to adopt the 11-year-old dog “on a whim”.
Speaking to the BBC, Nicole said: “When I found out they were both called Chloe it was really strange.
“It just clicked when she was introduced to me as Chloe.”
Nicole described the moment when she came face-to-face with her ‘new’ dog.
“When she was dropped off she came running up to me and was licking my face. Then I knew in my heart that she had to be the same dog.”
However, her husband was more skeptical: “He thought I was crazy, so we went to check the microchip,” she said.
But Nicole’s suspicion was confirmed as Chloe was indeed the pet …