There is really no greater bond between man and dog. This especially rings true when an owner loses his dog. When this man’s dog went missing he was absolutely devastated by the loss. However, he soon discovered that the dog was stolen and sold off to another woman. This turned into a heated argument that could only be solved in the courtroom. Find out how Judge Judy decided who should keep this dog.
20. Two People
Recently on Judge Judy’s iconic show were two people, a plaintiff and a defendant, that were in a serious dispute. So what was the dispute over? It was over a dog…
19. A Dog
The plaintiff stated that he had owned a tiny Poodle named Baby Boy for a few years. However, one day the dog just vanished and was nowhere to be found. The man was heartbroken.
The man was arguing that the defendant had his dog in her possession. However, the defendant wholeheartedly denied the claims. So what was her alibi?
17. Her Dog
The defendant claimed that the dog was definitely her’s. But where had she gotten the dog from? Her answer left suspicions in Judge Judy’s mind.
16. A Purchase
When asked where she had gotten the dog, the defendant’s answer left everyone with suspicions. She allegedly purchased the dog from someone on the street. Judge Judy knew this was going to be a tough case.
Judge Judy continued with her usual round of questioning to get as much information as possible. “The defendant purchased the dog from a woman on the street,” Judge Judy stated, waiting for a confirmation. “Yes,” the defendant replied.
14. The Big Question
“I’m not saying there’s anything. The question is, is it his dog?” Judge Judy said, trying to get to the bottom of this case. “No,” the defendant said. However, Judge Judy wasn’t satisfied with that answer.
Judge Judy wasn’t happy with the answers that she was receiving from the defendant. “Well you say no, that’s why you’re here,” Judge Judy responded, brashly. The defendant just stared back, waiting for the verdict to come out.
Judge Judy’s questioning was getting her nowhere. Both the plaintiff and the defendant were adamant about who the dog belonged to. So how would anyone solve this case?
11. Only One
There could only be one person walking away with the dog that day. Judge Judy knew that she had to make the right decision. So she decided to do something a bit unconventional.
10. Back Room
Judge Judy was aware at the dog had been brought in with the defendant. She quickly urged the woman that was with the defendant to go into the back and bring the dog out. The woman hesitated at first and then quickly complied.
As the woman walked into the back to get the dog, the defendant began to plead her case more. She told Judge Judy about the poodle’s trip to the vet. The defendant stated that she had all the necessary documents from the vet.
Judge Judy was unamused by this information. “The question is, is this his dog,” Judge Judy said once again. “Your vet can’t tell you how old the dog is.” It was then the poodle in question finally came into the room.
As the woman walked into the room with the poodle, Judge Judy paid close attention to the way the dog reacted. The dog walked past the audience without taking a second glance, however, as soon as the poodle saw the plaintiff his reaction changed.
The dog began to look at the plaintiff with an excited look on his face. The plaintiff began to call out to the dog, saying “Hey Baby Boy.” It was then Judge Judy had the perfect idea to settle the dispute once and for all.
5. The Plan
“Madame, listen to me carefully: Put the dog down!” Judy ordered. “Put the dog down.” Judge Judy ordered for the dog to be placed on the floor. Once the poodle was free to roam around he quickly made a decision that changed everything!
The dog, upon release, quickly ran over happily to the plaintiff. The plaintiff was incredibly happy to see the dog and was holding and petting him non-stop. The defendant however, wasn’t convinced and stated, “He does that to everybody.”
The man had tears in his eyes upon being reunited with his best friend. Judge Judy didn’t need anymore convincing as the dog had proven who his real owner was. It was then the judge made her final decision.
2. Final Decision
Judge Judy made her final ruling and stated, “That’s his dog,” she stated. “That’s all. Take the dog home,” she ordered. It was a truly emotional moment for this man and his dog.
Baby Boy is finally back with his rightful owner. The plaintiff and his wife are both incredibly happy and grateful to have him back.