Former gymnast Aly Raisman reunited with his beloved dog Mylo on Friday after he disappeared over the weekend of July 4th.
The two-time Olympian, 27, said he was intimidated by fireworks and ran off during the holidays, asking his supporters in the Boston area to be on the lookout for the puppy.
On Friday, two people (and a dog, apparently) came through and helped reunite Raisman with Mylo.
“HEREOS. I HAVE HIM. MYLO IS SAFE,” Raisman shared on Instagram. “THANK YOU Carla, Gayle & her sweet dog. Shares more soon, but for now we are going to have fun with everything.”
Raisman did not explain how the two had helped track down the dog, but she had previously warned her followers not to shout his name or chase him.
“He’s scared, and people at Missing Dogs Mass advised that we do not have anyone shouting his name or running around looking for him. I was told that scared dogs will make bad decisions if they are pressured, and that’s the last thing we want to happen, “she wrote, offering a reward and asking fans to send their tips to her personal email.” Please keep your eyes open, he may be trapped or hiding . “
Dogs can hear about four times better than humans and are known to scare during fireworks. Online lost pet-finder system PetAmberAlert.com reports a 30% to 60% increase in shelters during the holiday weekend each year.
The certified used animal behavior fighter Emily Weiss told earlier TODAY that dog owners should be sure to tire their pets out before nightfall, make sure all doors and windows are closed prior to fireworks and redirect the animal’s attention by playing so the dog connects it loud sounds with something positive like playing.