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By Brittney Donovan, ActionNewsJax.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A man was reunited with his lost dog Saturday at a pet adoption event in Florida.

The man’s dog, Daisy, arrived at a Jacksonville animal shelter around Thanksgiving as a stray. The man said he and his family searched for Daisy for weeks after his son accidentally left a gate open.

The family was reunited with Daisy after a babysitter who works for the family saw Daisy’s photo on the animal care and protective services website.

The man rushed to the Mega Pet Adoption event to get her back. The event is aimed at finding permanent homes for more than 1,000 puppies, kittens, dogs and cats who call various local shelters and rescues home.

Jennie Clutterbuck said her heart broke every time she walked by Daisy’s kennel because the dog, who kennel workers called Sophia, looked so sad.

Clutterbuck said Daisy was terrified at the shelter, but said that when she looked over at Daisy during the adoption event, the dog was jumping all over.

“(I) thought, ‘Holy cow, she found someone she really likes.’ It turns out this is her Dad!!” she wrote on Facebook.

As of Saturday night, 575 animals have been adopted as part of the Mega Pet Adoption event.