Smokey disappeared from Andrew Astorga’s patio nearly three weeks ago.
Luckily, he was found by a good Samaritan and turned over to a rescue group.
Astorga, who served nine months in Afghanistan, said that Smokey is his only cure for PTSD, that the dog wakes him up when he’s having nightmares.
“He’s like my shadow. I don’t go anywhere without him,” he said.
Astorga and his mother have filed a police report for theft.