A woman was reunited with her dog almost eight years after he went missing.

Magdalena Klubczuk feared that her three-year-old Shih Tzu named Roxy had been run over after she disappeared from her garden in the spring of 2013.

The 35-year-old spent two weeks looking for her beloved pet and called numerous local vets in the hope of finding him, the Daily Post reported.

After a while the Connah's Quay, Flintshire woman resigned herself to the fact Roxy wasn't coming back.

Magdalena was very surprised therefore when she discovered that at 11pm on New Year's Eve Roxy, now 10, was spotted running through the streets of Buckley

The free roaming pooch was taken to Skylor's Animal Rescue where centre manager Dawn Taylor scanned the dog to see if she had a microchip.

The ten-year-old dog was found late on New Year's Eve
The ten-year-old dog was found late on New Year's Eve

She was able to get the contact details for Magdalena and reunite pet and owner.

The mother-of-one said: "When I received the phone call I told them it was not possible.

"When she explained I couldn't even speak I was that shocked.

"We've spent all these years thinking she was dead.

"I was at work and she was at home with my son and my brother, the door was open for her to go into the garden.

"When I got home I realised she was gone.

"She had a collar on with my details on it and she was chipped so I'm starting to think she may have been stolen.

"I reported it to the vets, but I heard nothing and over time just gave up hope.

Magdalena Klubczuk and Roxy were reunited after almost eight years apart
Magdalena Klubczuk and Roxy were reunited after almost eight years apart

"I was just in total disbelief. I actually told her it wasn't possible because my dog was next to me on the sofa, then I realised she was talking about Roxy."

Roxy stayed at Skylor's Animal Rescue overnight and during an inspection Dawn discovered that she has a mammary tumor.

She is now staying with a friend of her owners until she can safely introduce her to her six-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

She added: "I will be taking her to the vets on Monday.

"She looks well, but she is very skinny.

"Until then we just don't know how serious the tumour is.

"It was such an emotional reunion, I felt like she recognised me when she saw me".