As unlikely as it all might have seemed, those efforts paid off.
On Wednesday, Gobi was found. A local had spotted the dog, recognizing her from Leonard's flyer, and called him to let him know. Soon, the pair were reunited.
"When we got there, I walked through the door and she came running towards me and ran around my legs and jumped up on me. It was love again at immediate sight," he told the BBC. "I'm going to try to do two things tonight: try not to cry and not to swear, I'm so excited. It's one of the best days of my life."