She was taken into the care of the RSPCA, the place she obtained life-saving surgical procedure together with a leg amputation.
A microchip discovered on Minnie revealed she belonged to a Gloucestershire household, 170 miles away in Moreton-in-Marsh.
She had been reported lacking again in March after she disappeared from the backyard of her house.
Minnie was seen leaping for pleasure as she was reunited along with her household in time for Christmas.
Proprietor Staci Day mentioned: “We weren’t positive we might ever see her once more when she went lacking, so we’re over the moon to have her again in time for Christmas.
“We reported her lacking however thought she might have been concerned in a highway accident as there’s a busy highway close by. We thought we would not ever discover her, particularly as time glided by.”
She mentioned the household have been “shocked” to get a name from the RSPCA to say Minnie had been discovered.
“It’s so unhappy she had been uncared for and has misplaced her leg however she doesn’t appear to be letting it hassle her and he or she is again to her playful and loving self,” she added.
Ms Day’s three youngsters, Joshua, 12, Ella, 9, and Jacob, six, have been “delighted” with their early and sudden Christmas current.
RSPCA animal rescuer, inspector Ryan King, has launched an investigation to search out out who dumped Minnie.
He mentioned: “It was nice to see such a cheerful ending in spite of everything Minnie has endured. She was so excited to see her household.
“As quickly as I bought her out of the van and began strolling in the direction of the home, she began pulling me as she knew the place she was going.
“She rushed straight over to Staci along with her tail wagging and leaping up at her. She seemed so blissful to be house – and was having fun with getting numerous fuss and love.
“This actually does spotlight why microchipping your pet is so necessary and it’s vitally necessary to inform the chip firm your self if any contact particulars change.”
Anybody who is aware of in regards to the whereabouts of Minnie throughout this era is inspired to contact the RSPCA attraction line on 0300 123 8018.
The charity mentioned it’s involved to see what number of canines are being stolen every year and urged anybody who believes their animal has been taken to contact the police instantly.
A spokesperson mentioned: “We imagine the rise in dognapping might be on account of the surging reputation, and worth, of sure ‘designer’ breeds and trendy crossbreeds.”