The Hillsborough Sheriff's Office said Derek McComber, 27, told deputies he was walking his dog, Bueller, Friday in Town 'N Country when a Honda Civic containing two men pulled up nearby and one of the men emerged, the Tampa Bay Times reported Tuesday.
The man asked what sort of dog Bueller is, and stole the dog at gunpoint upon learning he was a French bulldog.
Gregory Sakas said he found the dog outside his home Saturday morning. He made "found dog" signs to put up at local veterinary clinics and soon learned the animal had been stolen at gunpoint.
Sakas contacted the sheriff's office, which put him in touch with McComber.
He said the bulldog seemed pleased to be reunited with his human.
"He was all over him, man," Sakas said. "They knew each other for sure."