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WELLINGTON, Florida (WPTV) -- A Wellington, Florida woman and her dog were reunited on Saturday after the dog had been missing for three years.

All that time, the dog had been about eight miles from its home near the Wellington Mall.

Security and shoppers had seen it, but no one could catch the scared, skittish animal until this week.

Owner Patty Corbat was starting to lose hope.

"I had given up on her," Corbat said.

But three years of waiting led up to an unforgettable day.

Pet Haven Pet Rescue called her and said it found her dog, Olivia.

Saturday, they set up a reunion.

"I can hardly wait to see her, I just hope she remembers me," said Corbat before the the big event.

Olivia surely remembered her owner. After being let out of a van, the scared, 11-year-old dog greeted Corbat, and seemed to finally be comforted.

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