A Germantown woman’s rare-breed show dog, which had been missing since Wednesday, Jan. 25 has been found.
Germantown resident Fran Ruffino-Holtmann, in a Facebook post Tuesday morning, said she had found Nightshade, a Cane Corso owned by Anita Pingsterhaus.
The dog was found in town, near the police department.
“My son took the trash out and found him,” Ruffino-Holtmann said. “Big surprise at 6:30, finding a huge dog in the driveway.”
Pingsterhaus’ search for the 16-month-old dog had gone viral. Her Facebook posts about the search for Nightshade were shared thousands of times across the country.
Pingsterhaus, in a Facebook post Tuesday morning, said the dog appeared thin and “isn’t himself right now,” but she said she is “very happy he is home and alive.” She thanked people who helped in the search for the dog.