Cujo the chihuahua is back in the safe arms of his owners after having been missing for 10 days.
Cujo's owner Jocelyn Sullivan placed an ad with the Thompson Citizen regarding her dog that had gone missing the morning of April 28.
The newspaper also printed over 1,000 flyers which Sullivan took to the Juniper Centre and had distributed in the Burntwood and Westwood neighbourhoods.
"We thought we weren't going to find him," said Sullivan, "I've heard of bigger dogs going missing and coming back, but he's so small."
When Cujo was returned to Sullivan she immediately took him to the veterinarian. Thankfully, the dog had not contracted any types of disease and did not require any shots.
"I was surprised that he didn't need any shots, he was just really skinny and the vet said he was malnourished," said Sullivan.
Jocelyn was at her sister's house when she first heard that the dog had been seen by Manasan Drive near the river.
"My sister's daughter came in to the house and said that one of her friends at school had seen the dog."
Bruce and Austra Holmes were the couple who actually found Cujo and took him in to be returned to Sullivan. Cujo was returned on May 9 in the evening.
"I offered them a reward and they refused to take it," said Sullivan, "they said that it was no problem and that they knew I would be out looking if it were their dog missing."
Sullivan feels lucky to have Cujo back, and Jocelyn's mother was overjoyed to tears when the dog first came arrived back home.
"My mom started crying when she saw him, and at first he was a little bit scared to come to her, but he's settled back in now," said Sullivan, "we're just very lucky, we though a wolf may have gotten him or something like that, but thankfully he's ok and we're happy to have him home."