Babbington Kennels’ mascot dog Harry was returned safe and well after he disappeared at the weekend sparking a massive online appeal.
Harry, a Yorkshire terrier belonging to the Sanderson family who own and run the Awsworth rescue centre, disappeared on Sunday afternoon.
The family and friends of the centre started circulating his picture on social networking site Facebook with hundreds of people sharing the appeal.
Sam Sanderson said: “We were all devastated.
“He’s a real character and he’s a part of the team and everyone here loves him.”
After reviewing CCTV from Sunday the family posted images of people they thought might be able to help as they were at the centre at the time he went missing.
Sam said: “Not long after we put the pictures online a man rang up and said he had Harry.
“He told us he found the dog on the lane driving away from the kennels so they assumed he was a stray.
“If I’d have found a dog walking on it’s own near a rescue centre I would have turned around and took it back.
“But we’re just delighted he is back where he belongs.”
On Tuesday Harry was dropped back off at the kennels.
Sam added: “My dad broke down when I told him he was coming back, we were just so relieved to see him and have him back where he belongs.”