Robby Gabbert left his 3-year-old Shiba Inu named "Baxter" with his girlfriend in Colorado when he was deployed last March to Afghanistan, KOAA reports.

His girlfriend, for reasons unknown, sold Baxter on Craigslist. Once Gabbert's mom and others found out what happened, the story began to spread on social media. As the story began gaining traction online, a Facebook page was created by strangers in an effort to find the dog.Local news station KOAA joined in on the search.

However, it was discovered this week that Baxter was with a new family now and they don't want to give him back. Gabbert's mother said the new family has children who have become attached to the dog.

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