A New York City couple was completely gutted to discover their beloved pet had been stolen from their home.
Sophie and Max Troper used the Wag app to find a dog walker for their Yorkie-shih tzu mix, Benny. They never expected that one of the app’s walkers would take their dog from their apartment.
It all started when the couple got confirmation at 9:30 a.m. a walker would come for Benny the day he was taken. The walker’s name was listed as Christian. An hour later, a text said that Christian would no longer be their walker. They were assigned a new walker instead.
Later on, the couple received a call from their new dog walker that Benny was not in the apartment. The couple thought that it might be a mix-up, or that Benny might be hiding. Sadly, that was not the case.
Max rushed back to their apartment while Sophie got Wag on the phone. They knew that Benny’s disappearance was connected to the first walker Wag assigned because no one else had the access code to their lockbox. The couple sprung into action. In a short time, they alerted the police, posted about it on social media, spoke with building management, made fliers, and visited nearby businesses. Wag also helped out, with its celebrity spokesperson Olivia Munn reaching out to the couple to offer assistance.
Surveillance video showed the first walker, Christian, entering the building and leaving with Benny a few minutes later. Police then visited Christian at his home, where they were able to recover Benny and arrest Christian for burglary. Thankfully, Benny is now back home and safe.
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