STOCKTON- Often times, a pet dog running away from home can turn out to be a tragedy. Fortunately for brothers Ryan and Steffan Randle, this was not the case. Their copper and white husky, Dolph, ran away on Friday, March 8th around 4:30 in the atternoon. A friend of the brothers accidentally left the front door open where the dog made his speedy escape. The brothers were informed by nearby residents that Dolph was taken by a man in a van at a gas station near their home. It wasnt until Sunday morning that a woman from New York named Elena had not only found out where Dolph was, but searched California missing dog posts on Craigslist until finding Ryan. She informed Ryan via text that his dog had been found and was safe.
The man who found Dolph is named Blake, and he is from Ohio. He was passing through Stockton and stopped at the Arco gas station oon Fremont Street on his way back home to Ohio from Los Angeles. Blake originally posted Dolph on a breeders group looking to succesfully rehome the dog, or reunite him with the owners. Elena, a Bengal cat breeder from New York, saw the post and notified the Randles in California within hours of Blake’s facebook post being made. The Randle brothers spent two stressful weeks looking for their awol canine companion. They had not given up hope, finding new leads and spreading the word the entire time Dolph was missing. Thanks to the power of the internet and Elena’s diligence, the Randle brothers are going to be reunited with Dolph in the coming weeks when Blake comes back to LA from Ohio.