UPDATE: Dog found, reunited with owners after burglary

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UPDATE: A FOX 4 viewer saw Sharita's story on Saturday evening and was able to reunite Rufus with his owner. Greg Razer, the dog's owner, wants to thank everyone who helped search for the pup and bring him home. Hear from him tonight on FOX 4 News at 9 and 10.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Burglars targeted a Kansas City home and now the homeowners are looking for something much more valuable than their belongings.

At just nine-years-old, Rufus has touched the hearts of his owners so much they are doing anything and everything to find him. The search is even going nationwide for the family’s Bassett Hound.

On Saturday afternoon Greg Razer was on a mission. He hit the streets trying to get the word out about his missing loved one.

“Have gone to all the shelters in Kansas City and notified them and put on Facebook, Craigslist, and all lost dog websites,” Razer said.

And Greg is getting as many people as possible involved.

“People from all over are trying to find Rufus, I have friends from St. Louis to DC who have been actively working social media trying to get the word out

It all started on Friday when Razer’s roommate came home in the area of 80th and Troost Ave. to find the kitchen window busted out. After some investigating they realized much more was gone.

“A TV was gone, a laptop was gone and then sadly realized that our basset hound was also gone,” Razer said.

On Saturday Greg looked as Rufus' bed sitting empty, hoping that someone will see him and bring him home.

“I got Rufus when he was 7 weeks old he is almost 9 now.  We have been thru a lot together, he is my little buddy,” Razer said. “It’s sad how close we become attached to animals but he is part of the family. You come home and there is glass all over the kitchen and missing TVs and all I can think of is .. I have to find my dog.”

If you happen to see Rufus:

He is missing one toe and has no collar.

His owner says he took it off on Friday because he noticed Rufus was getting a heat rash.

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