Missing dog, spotted in Boston, returned to owner after days-long search

The six-day search for the missing 8-year-old Chihuahua named Alejandro has come to a sweet ending: He has returned to his owner safe and sound.

The woman who took the tan-and-white haired pooch, Emily Sardo, 24, of Boston, from outside of Whole Foods near Fenway last Saturday surrendered the dog in the area of Old Colony Avenue around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Boston Police.

Alejandro’s owner, Shelly Vermani, has reunited with her “companion, child and everything,” and police say the $2,500 reward she matched with a gift from local dog lover — PR guru George Regan — enticed the suspect to give the dog back.

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