Hoage said Tuesday he harbors no hard feelings toward Annie’s adoptive owner.
“She took care of my dog,” he said.
Not only that, she saved a dog in a shelter she had every reason to believe needed saving. And after learning there had been a mistake and Annie was in fact owned and loved by someone who was missing her, the adoptive owner made the difficult choice to let Annie go home.
On Tuesday, a white sign that can be seen near the ranch off Highway 101 in the South County simply read, “Annie Back.”