Omaha, NE — Copper went missing last Friday after his owner got into a car crash during a snowstorm.
The pup's owner put out a lot of flyers, but what really got the attention of the community was a post on the "Lost Pets of Omaha Area" Facebook page.
"Just in time for Christmas. He's home safe, not injured. I mean that's the Christmas miracle," says Brennan Greene.
Greene and Copper are best friends.
Copper goes with Greene everywhere from the grocery store to the doctor’s office.
He was trained specifically to be Greene's service dog.
"We met when he was 6 months old. He'll be 4 in January, January 3rd and he saved me. I mean when he came along, I was able to get my PTSD flashbacks under control, get my anxiety under control," says Greene
Greene got into a car accident during a nasty snowstorm and lost Copper in the process, too.
Greene searched for days himself, but he couldn't find the pup anywhere.
"I stayed strong for him and everybody around me but, I mean, I just didn't- my color was gone. I tried to be happy and I couldn't," he says.
Five days went by and still no sign of his best friend.
That is until one of Greene’s friends posted Copper’s picture on the "Lost Pets of Omaha Area" Facebook page.
Hundreds of people shared, commented, and searched.
Until Copper made it home.
He'd only strayed a mile away.
Greene says, "I went running down my apartment hall. No shoes on with my phone in hand 'it's my dog, it's my dog!'"
Greene says the help he got from the community, made him feel overwhelmed in the best of ways.
"It's just one thing that can bring people together is animals and just everybody, the community, doing everything they can to help me get my service dog back means the world to me," he says.
To celebrate copper coming home, Greene says the family is having a steak dinner tonight with their neighbors.
Copper will get to have the t-bone.
Greene also says he's excited to give copper and his cat, Bella, their Christmas presents too.