A dog that vanished from a Sacramento suburb Tuesday afternoon was reunited with its owner Saturday after turning up more than 700 miles away, unharmed, in Washington state.
The dog, a 2-year-old Patterdale terrier named Bear, was last seen playing around the family construction business where its owner, 32-year-old Bryan Rapozo, works with his father.
"Bryan is with Bear every day," said his father, Bret Rapozo, 51. "It's like his son. Everywhere Bryan goes, Bear's with him." He added, "He was very upset. He told me it's like someone snatching up one of his kids."
Bear is "an itty bitty guy," Rapozo said — black with a white chest, 20 pounds and 15 inches tall — and they weren't sure they'd ever see him again.