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Soldier fights for dog after ex-girlfriend sold him on Craigslist

Deployed Soldier To Get Back Dog After Girlfriend Sold It On Craigslist

A soldier fighting in Afghanistan was simultaneously fighting a battle to get his dog back after his ex-girlfriend sold him on Craigslist.


Back in March, Robert Gabbert was deployed overseas and left his three-year-old Shiba Inu, Baxter, with his then-girlfriend. Then for some inexplicable reason, she sold his dog on Craigslist.

When Gabbert's family discovered Baxter was missing, the soldier posted on Craigslist, "I am currently deployed, and my ex sold my dog. I just found out, and I am trying to find the people (person) who bought him. I will pay anything to get him back."

His family launched a social media campaign to locate the dog, and the story quickly gained national attention. Baxter's new owners were eventually identified, though they initially refused to negotiate the option of returning him.

They were even offered $14,000, but now the Washington Post is reporting that the family is buckling under the pressure and has agreed to return Baxter. The exchange has not yet taken place.

Gabbert has another six months left in his deployment.

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asahabbe June 19 2014 at 1:35 PM

Those people should just give him back for what they paid for him. That would be the right thing to do.

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Mike June 19 2014 at 1:49 PM

What a b*tch!

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estrada5ok June 19 2014 at 1:47 PM

The new owners sound as bad as the ex-girlfriend.

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kinderprintables June 19 2014 at 1:43 PM

Good reason the girl is an X. I hope he does get his dog back. That's lower than low to sell his dog. :(

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deirdreala kinderprintables June 19 2014 at 3:15 PM

Yep, and when he gets Baxter back, I hope he attacks her whenever he sees her. She deserves to get bit over & over again!

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joycejq kinderprintables June 19 2014 at 4:10 PM

Indicates how she was raised. Look to the parents for the failure to teach the lowlife how to be a good person. She probably thought she was being "cute," while all she was doing was showing how cruel she could be. Bet the money is gone and now she is left with living with her sorry selfish self..

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donnagiovane1 June 19 2014 at 1:37 PM

Sounds like she was wolfing down some seriously sour grapes. If that was HIS dog that he brought into the relationship, who was she to sell it? She should've just dumped it as his parents house if she was over him.

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fredtrav June 19 2014 at 1:44 PM

Sounds like larceny or theft on the girlfriends part, and receiving stolen goods on the buyers part. Once they learned the dog was stolen, they had an obligation to return it. The ex should be required to return the money they paid.

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tediisbare1 June 19 2014 at 1:44 PM

I didn't think you were able to put a price on a pet through Craigslist. Anyway you look at it the ex is a rabid %itch!!

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michells27 tediisbare1 June 19 2014 at 2:44 PM

I think I have seen notices on Craigslist about NOT selling live animals on the list. Wonder if there is some legal recourse that this soldier can take on both the x nasty btxh and the people that bought the dog.

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woodyandmarie1 michells27 June 19 2014 at 5:12 PM

It's called a rehomeing fee

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neeg michells27 June 19 2014 at 10:22 PM

I sure hope he sues the lot of them

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Daz tediisbare1 June 20 2014 at 12:10 AM

They have a place on Craig's List to sell farm animals too.

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c1g2w3 June 19 2014 at 1:44 PM

How can someone keep a dog that is proven to be sold without the permission of the owner? Were is there loss if they are given there money back. Those people are even
more mean then the girlfriend who sold the dog.

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'57mad June 19 2014 at 2:15 PM

yep,he's over there protecting her and her rights while she steps all over his.

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vintear June 19 2014 at 1:46 PM

Girlfriend has to be a Liberal...and the people who wouldn't give the dog back Democrats...lol Joking aside, I hope he gets his dog back.

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