WRENTHAM, Mass. (WHDH) â€“ Wrentham police are searching for former Patriots player Jerod Mayoâ€™s dog, Knox.
Jerod posted photos of the dog on Instagram Saturday asking for the publicâ€™s help in finding the animal.
Chantel Mayo, Jerodâ€™s wife, said the family had initially reached out to a dog training company based in Rhode Island to take care of Knox for two weeks. They were assigned an individual trainer.
The family was unsatisfied with the results and reached back out to the trainer, leaving the dog in her care once again.
Chantel said the family hadnâ€™t heard from the trainer in a while during the second round of training and reached out to her Friday night. The family then learned Knox was gone.
The trainer reported that she lost Knox while walking him alongside another dog at Joeâ€™s Rock, police said. Officers found that the dogâ€™s collar had been removed and left on the ground; there were no signs of a struggle.
Chantel said itâ€™s unlikely that Knox ran away. â€śKnox walks on the treadmill in the house, he does not go outside,â€ť she said. â€śThis is the dog that went for a walk once and had a stroke, in our neighborhood. He does not go for walks, he cannot runâ€¦â€ť
The Providence-based dog training company, Off Leash K9 Rhode Island, released a statement expressing their sympathy but said the family stopped working with them and instead began working with the trainer directly. The company said: â€śKnox was not enrolled in our training program when he went missing. His training program ended in April and his family subsequently entered into a separate agreement with our independent contractor, without our knowledge or permission in violation of our policies and standards.â€ť
Chantel says the help from Patriots fans and the community gives her hope.
Wrentham police are investigating.
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