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Report: Gov. Rick Scott's ex-dog Reagan now Pluto, living on horse ranch

Reagan, the yellow Labrador Gov. Rick Scott adopted in 2010 then quickly gave away, apparently is now living on a horse ranch somewhere in Southwest Florida, WTSP-Ch. 10 reported Tuesday.

The dog's whereabouts became a question this week, when the Tampa Bay Times started asking what became of the pet the Scott family publicly adopted during the 2010 gubernatorial campaign.

Spokespeople for Scott would not answer questions about Reagan, prompting reporters to ask the governor himself.

Scott said the dog "scared the living daylights'' out of people at the Governor's Mansion and was given back.

All Pets Grooming and Boarding, the business in Naples that paired Reagan and the Scotts, did not respond to the Times' requests for an interview. But WTSP-Ch. 10 was able to get a hold of owner Kelly Norman, who said Reagan is now named Pluto and living on a horse ranch.

"Sometimes dogs don't fit right," Norman told WTSP-Ch. 10.

Meanwhile, some mischievous soul has created a parody Twitter account for Scott's ex-dog, @RicksReagan, and liberal group Florida Watch Action offered a $250 reward for information about Reagan's location.

Report: Gov. Rick Scott's ex-dog Reagan now Pluto, living on horse ranch 01/15/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:09pm]
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