It's every pet owner's worst nightmare: finding that your dog has gone missing is sure to incite panic. This was the scenario faced by rapper Snoop Dogg, whose French Bulldog, Frank, went missing in southern Los Angeles on Sunday night.
In a heartfelt Instagram post written on Tuesday, the star said that his beloved pet had gone missing on January 30th 2022 around 49th St/ Figueroa. The post was accompanied with a touching yellow flier pleading for his safe return, containing information on who to call, where Frank was last seen, and listed some distinguishing features (in this case, it was his gray stripe).
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Having received over 81,000 likes - there were clearly a lot of people on the case helped by Snoop’s 67.5 million Instagram followers driving the story and raising awareness - Frank was finally found by a "lovely couple that brought the dog back" just over a day after he went missing.
The rapper revealed this happy outcome in a specially recorded video on his Instagram page.
“I want to thank y'all for returning the dog back to us. We appreciate that. Frank made his way back home,” said a clearly relieved Snoop.
“We appreciate all the love and support we got on Instagram to get the dog back. And to the lovely couple that brought the dog back, I've got some gifts for y'all for looking out.”
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Other than their Instagram handle, Snoop didn’t reveal anything about the circumstances of how Frank came to be found, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter too much.
What matters is that Frank has been located safe and sound, and that there has been a happy ending to this particular story.
The celebrated rapper is well-known for being an avid animal lover, with around 11 dogs and a few cats in his care, and is set to host the 2022 Puppy Bowl on Feb 13 alongside Martha Stewart, as well as performing as part of the Super Bowl halftime show with Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, and Eminem.
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