PARRISH (FOX 13) - The Manatee County Sheriff's Office K9 that went missing early Wednesday was found safe later that evening.
Deputies were searching the K9 named Boss after he was seen running into a wooded area in a Parrish neighborhood.
Boss was doing his "morning routine" with the agency when he became distracted and ran into a wooded area near in the Foxbrook communities off of County Road 675, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
A resident later found him in the 15,000 block of County Road 675 just before 6 p.m.
MCSO said he was taken to the vet for a checkup, but appeared to be OK.