Dogs & Laws

Army Private’s Dog Was Sold While She Was Away at Training


When Army Private First Class Katelyn Gallagher left in May for basic training, she entrusted the care of her beloved dog, Buck, with a friend.

“When I left in May for training, I left him with a family friend, Angelo Sullo, who told me he would care for Buck,” Gallagher told Fox 8 News. “I was so excited to get home and get him.”

But when Gallagher returned home last month, she learned that Sullo had either sold or simply given away her best buddy. Buck is a 5-year old Bloodhound and weighs over 100 pounds.

“He wouldn’t give me any other information so I don’t know who has him,” Katelyn said. “I am not upset with the people who may have him because I am sure they don’t know. But I really want him back.”

“He is very, very, sweet,” Gallagher said. “I got him when he was 9 months old. He is like my son, he is my best friend. I really want him back. This has been very difficult for me.”

Katelyn filed a report with Cleveland police. Her “friend” Sullo is now facing a petty theft charge.

Meanwhile, Katelyn must end her desperate search for Buck and return to Army training. But, she’s begging anyone with information about Buck, or the people that now have him, to please return him.




  1. Anita

    Jan 11, 2017 at 12:06 am

    How can I get in touch with the person that had her dog given away? I went through this personally… a almost 3 year court battle and WON my dog back with a court order. My experience might be able to help her. Please contact me.

  2. Kimberlee

    Jan 5, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Let Judge Judy get a hold of him. And you should post a pic of the idiot so more people will know what a ass he is, plus it might help find your fur baby. Good luck. And thank you for what you do.

  3. Ellen Porter

    Jan 4, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    I hope that local media will share this story.

  4. dorothy

    Jan 3, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    OMG if you have this special puppy PLEASE give him back and to that rotten friend may you burn in hell

  5. Chuck Levin

    Jan 3, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    I am very sorry about your problem. My family has had two dogs and we loved both of them.

  6. Mona Milford

    Jan 3, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Check all Craigslist postings for people selling dogs. Did the person that sold her dog get arrested? Hoping the dog is found safe and that the dog is microchipped

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