Pavelski reunites dog with its owner

November 10, 2011, 6:33 am
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You know the tale of Pavlovs dog. Now, heres the story of Pavelskis dog.

Sharks forward Joe Pavelski recently made a new fan when a stray dog wandered onto his property. After waking up from a pregame nap before the Sharks hosted Nashville on Saturday, he noticed a small dog peeking in his backdoor when his chocolate lab, Lucy, started barking.

The other dog took off and we went in the backyard, which is fenced in, explained Pavelski. Our dog came out and started running around, so he started playing with her.

Fortunately, Pavelski had a flyer on his kitchen table that his babysitter brought by after the dogs owner handed it to her on the street the day before.

Our babysitter, the previous day, was out for a walk and met this guy and he gave her a flyer saying they had a lost dog, he said. Sarah (Pavelski's wife) came out and said I think thats the dog thats on the flyer. So we called him, and he was over in five minutes.

It was great seeing the dog, Cocoa, and the owner reunite.

If you need any further proof that Cocoas owner is pretty darn happy about finding his companion, check out his side of the story as well as some of pictures of him, Pavelski and the dogs on his blog.