Some dogged determination and a lot of love helped bring home 7-month-old Valley after the little golden retriever was dognapped from in front of a Capitol Hill market Friday night.
In a bit of drama that played out in the CHS Classifieds this weekend, Valley was reported missing after being taken while waiting for his owner outside Hillcrest Market around 9:30 PM:
Valley’s owner and a friend stopped in to Hillcrest Market at Olive & John last night at about 9:30. She tethered her 7-month-old Golden Retriever (named Valley) outside and was in the market for less than a minute. There was a homeless couple (white, 30’s) when she went in to the store and she strongly suspects they took the puppy and bolted.
Though the incident was reported to police, Valley’s family tells CHS the break came Saturday when a friend spotted the puppy with a woman at the Plymouth Pillars off-leash area. As she searched the area, the dognappers must have had a change of heart. Valley’s owner got a phone call that the puppy had just been dropped off at the Broadway Mud Bay. She rushed to the store and reports that Valley is back home and exhausted after his adventure.