Woman spots lost dog on viral Florida beer can promoting shelter dogs

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A brewery in Bradenton is giving "Dry January" a run for its money by giving people who are participating a reason to quit. (CNN Newsource)

BRADENTON, Fla. (WPEC) -- After three years, a dog will finally be reunited with her family.

The story of the brewery putting adoptable dogs on beer cans went viral last month and helped a woman from Minnesota reunite with the best furr-iend she'd lost in 2017.

Monica Mathis was surfing the internet when she came across the viral story and saw a familiar face.

"I was looking at the dogs and I was like oh my gosh, that's Hazel," Mathis tells Bay News 9.

According to CNN, Hazel escaped Mathis' home and her microchip paperwork was lost, making it impossible to update her information. Mathis lost hope until she spotted the pup on a beer can.

Hazel, renamed Day Day by the shelter, was one of the four dogs on the brewery's beer cans, but was not as lucky as the other three dogs in getting adopted so quickly.

She was holding out for the perfect family.

The Manatee Humane Society says it was meant to be that Hazel be reunited with her real family.

Now, the animal shelter's working to send Hazel back home for free.