BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Grant has finally been reunited with the Clark family after a 9 day ordeal.
"I started crying when the woman called me," said Paula Clark, the owner of Grant.
Paula and Bill Clark had received many calls throughout the week with sightings in the Columbia Park vicinity. The more days that went by, the family was concerned the dog would never return home. When Paula received the call today, she was overwhelmed with emotion when it wasn't just a sighting call -- but the dog was actually found and safe.
Grant went missing when he escaped from Barbie's Pet Grooming Salon on Thursday, July 21 when the fence gate was accidentally left unlatched.
After days of sightings without being captured, the Clarks hired a professional to capture the dog. They placed a trap and food in the vicinity of the sightings.
Grant found his way to the garage of a home off of Mountain and Rutgers Avenue and the owner closed the door and called Paula with the news.
Paula, who will be celebrating her birthday tomorrow, now has her wish already answered and she has the Herring family to thank.
Paula advised TAP into Berkeley Heights that Grant looks really good and he has been checked out by Murray Hill Veterinarian.
In a few minutes after posting Grant's reunion on the Berkeley Heights Community Forum, the post received 400 likes. "I have never seen anything like it," said Paula. "We were overwhelmed by the outpouring by the community and we are so happy that he is home. We want to thank everyone so much."