Update: Ralphie Has Been Found!

Ralphie has been reunited with his family.


Update: Tuesday 10:30 p.m. A tip given to the family on Ralphie's location has led to his being found. His family said he is a bit dirty, but safe and at home. Thanks to all who shared this information and contributed to a happy ending.

Update: Tuesday, 5 p.m. The family is now offering an unspecified reward for their lost dog Ralphie. Donna said they family has received numerous calls regarding Ralphie and that someone from Smithtown  saw him on Plymouth and Washington around 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

Original story:

A heartbroken family is hoping you can help them find their dog. He is a 5 year old Cockapoo light brown curly hair, shaved short, answers to the name of Ralphie.

Ralphie was last seen near People’s Bank on Indian Head Road, Kings Park on Saturday, Oct. 6 around 5 p.m.

He is wearing a blue collar with tags. His hair is shorter than it was in this picture. If you see or find Rowlf, please call: Donna at 516-429-1178.

Jimbo Barbarino October 07, 2012 at 04:17 PM
My daughter is on the case. She texted all of her KP friends and asked them to share the story on FaceBook.
Donna October 07, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Thank you for posting this. His tag may say "Ralphie". He may not come when called but please let us know if you see him! He was last spotted at 5pm, Saturday evening. *Thanks Jimbo!
jackie October 07, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Sharing on my Facebook , hopefully someone has seen him !
John K Massaro October 07, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Same here, sharing on my Facebook page...
mike melnik October 08, 2012 at 12:59 AM
posted here too!
Jimbo Barbarino October 08, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Awesome! I spent the past two days driving 10 mph any time I was out and about. Thanks to all of you who DIDN'T honk!
John K Massaro October 08, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Excellent! A happy ending all around... Now somebody give that doggie some bacon!
Donna October 08, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Sorry everyone! Ralphie is still missing. We're widening the net...branching to Smithtown and Commack areas and beyond. He's from Sayville so thinking he may be heading there. Please forward to anyone and everyone. Thanks!
Jennifer Sloat (Editor) October 08, 2012 at 06:50 PM
This story has been corrected. Ralphie has NOT been found and remains missing.
Jimbo Barbarino October 08, 2012 at 07:12 PM
OK KP folk, let's keep our eyes open and hope for the best. If someone has found him, hate to say this, they may be considering keeping him. Only natural, but step up and do the right thing!
lisa October 09, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Posted to my Page again.... going out now to run errands, bringing my 2 dogs with me so I have 6 eyes! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4856998982342&set=o.103898439651795&type=1&theater
Donna October 10, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Ralphie has been found!! Thank you all for your help in passing along the message. We live in such a wonderful community!
Jimbo Barbarino October 10, 2012 at 02:45 AM
John K Massaro October 10, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Alright! NOW give that doggie some bacon!
holly October 10, 2012 at 07:31 PM
The best possible ending to this story. So happy for your family.
CAB October 12, 2012 at 03:52 PM
10/12/2012- Friday- 11:50 am Im totally confused is Ralphie found or not?
Jennifer Sloat (Editor) October 12, 2012 at 05:04 PM
@Cat. Yes, Ralphie has been found. Here is a letter we ran from the family thanking the community. http://patch.com/A-y6Md
CAB October 13, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Ok YAY!!! So happy for Ralphie and his family!


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