The dog - who'd later be named Red - was in bad shape. He was scrawny, covered in flea bites and missing patches of fur. They'd also discover that Red had severe separation anxiety, so much so that he'd tear apart furniture when left alone.
Red had a plastic collar around his neck, though no ID tags, so Trovato assumed he belonged to someone. She drove around her neighborhood to ask if anyone knew where Red had come from. No one had any answers.
Trovato took Red back to her home in Syracuse, New York, but she continued her search. She contacted the police. Then she and her boyfriend looked at Craigslist, and that's when they came across Red's photograph.