Hunt over for dog who disappeared

Hunt over for dog who disappeared while in care of pet sitter

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The hunt is officially over for the dog who disappeared while in the care of a Wag! pet sitter. Buddy, a one-year-old Beagle/Labrador retriever mix, vanished in Long Island, New York, in September – after a great deal of searching, he is finally back home.

According to the New York Daily News, Buddy was found on Friday…three weeks after he vanished. A woman spotted the missing dog sitting beside a “Find Buddy” poster on Friday. By Saturday, with the help of some fragrant burgers, Buddy was lured to safety and then returned to his grateful family.

Buddy has been the subject of intense searches in the area – the Wag! pet sitting service hired a drone operator to aid in the search and helped distribute a thousand lost dog fliers. Buddy’s owners had just hired professional dog trackers in an effort to bring their faithful companion home.

Though Buddy lost weight (8 pounds) while he was away, and picked up “a lot” of ticks, he is otherwise okay, and happy to be with family once again. Mary Ellen Humphrey, Buddy’s owner, stated, “He just started licking me and licking me and licking me.”

Prior article about Buddy’s disappearance here.

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4 replies
  1. Darla says:

    Tears of joy after reading this story. Also, this is what a real family does to search for a missing family member – they did everything in their power to find him. So glad that Buddy is home.

  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    So glad Buddy was found and reunited with his family – Wag! needs to check their employee’s references better before sending them out to take care of anyone’s animal. Whoever this so called ‘pet sitter’ was needs a new job – they proved their incompetence by losing Buddy.


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