A Chicago family (now living in Maryland) received a very welcome and unexpected call this week. 

Christina Parrilla's family dog Prince Charming, missing since it escaped in the Austin neighborhood in 2011, had been found! The pug had been tied to a pole outside a laundromat in Rogers Park on Monday for nearly five hours when a nearby shelter was called. 

No one knows where the 8-year-old dog has been for the last three years but he's back with his family now!

Parrilla's mother went to collect the dog from the Edgewater animal shelter and was touched that Prince still remembered her:

Source: RedEye Chicago