04/23/2012 01:28 pm ET Updated Apr 24, 2012

Pet Microchip Leads To Family Reunited With Its Lost Dog 6 Years Later (VIDEO)

Given LA's stepped-up effort to save the lives of cats and dogs, it's nice to see one of the "no-kill" strategies in effect. The irresistible pup lounging in the KTLA video above was reunited with its owner after being apart for six years, thanks to her microchip.

When the dog, "Princess," escaped from her Pomona home six years ago, April Allen said she thought her dog was gone forever. "We put fliers out and everything, and nobody ever called us. We prayed a lot about it. We thought we would never see her again," Allen recounted.

But to her shock, six years later, Allen recently received call saying Princess had been found. "A wonderful lady, a Good Samaritan, found her and also we believe one of her puppies running the streets of Riverside," Allen said.

Allen says that as long people "do the right thing" and get lost dogs scanned to see if they have a microchip, the technology really works.

Allen and her family say they are thrilled to have their "baby back," as well as one of her puppies. The puppy's name is Bella, and they're both in good health. In fact, Allen believes Princess has lived with a family for part of the time she was gone.

"She was originally in Pomona… I don’t think she made her way to Riverside on her own." Allen guessed. On whomever took care of Princess, Allen said, "They may be sad too, you know, whoever may have lost her. But you know they never tried to find who might have been her rightful owner."

Allen said she and Princess are now inseparable. "It's like she longed to find me," she said. "I'm just so happy. I can't believe it"