"We were lucky enough to have a ton of media coverage in the last couple of days - radio, TV, newspapers and blogs (including yours) - and as a result we got a very specific tip-off last night from someone who thought they had seen him in Red Hook. We headed down there early this morning hoping to catch a sighting on his morning walk, and sure enough a few hours later we saw someone walking our dog in the Red Hook projects.
We called the NYPD and when they turned up two minutes later, we knew which building and even what apartment he was in (as I said, the tip-off was very specific). It turns out that the people there had bought him from a guy on the street last week - he was bought as a family pet and had been well cared for. We headed with the police over to the vet clinic on Warren and Smith where his microchip positively identified him as our dog. Case closed!
Thanks so much for all your help with our search. We're so thankful for how everyone in our community - friends, neighbors and strangers - have supported us and our mission to find our boy."
Sidenote: who the fuck BUYS A DOG off of someone on the street. I mean, I appreciate that the people were taking good care of him, but that's also the stupidest fucking thing I've ever heard of.
Glad the little dude is back home with his fam.