Augusto Deoliveira, known online as Dog Daddy, originally posted a video on TikTok in April claiming the German shepherd puppy had been left in an Uber

The dog trainer who adopted a German shepherd puppy after finding him abandoned in the back of an UBER was stunned by the puppy’s owners’ shock message

A dog trainer has adopted a German shepherd puppy he claims he found in the back of an Uber.

Augusto Deoliveira, known online as Dog dadhad originally posted a video on TikTok in April, showing the adorable dog in the back of a spotless car, saying he had been abandoned there.

“I never expected this,” the Los Angeles dog trainer wrote in the video, which has had more than six million views.

“Turns out a previous passenger purposely abandoned the puppy in the back of the Uber,” the dog trainer wrote in the video, showing the black pup sitting in the footwell of the car.

“After finally managing to track down the passenger via Uber, she admitted to leaving the puppy behind on purpose,” continued Deoliveria, who has five jet-black German shepherds.

Augusto Deoliveira, known online as Dog Daddy, originally posted a video on TikTok in April claiming the German shepherd puppy had been left in an Uber

“So I guess my plans have changed for the next few weeks and I have a new addition.”

Deoliveira, who claims to be the most subscribed dog trainer on YouTube, documented his journey with the young pup – who he named Rolex – on his social media pages.

In a recent clip posted on May 25, the dog trainer said that since he found the puppy, the previous owner had asked for his pet back and the breeders claimed they had legal rights to the puppy due to a contract with the owner.

He says they will now go to court over the dispute.

“Now they claim the buyer had a metal disability that they didn’t know about,” Deoliveria said while petting the puppy.

“I don’t know if that’s true or not, or what it has to do with me saving the puppy since they were the ones who sold it to her,” he continued.

Deoliveria says he offered to pay full price for the puppy, but both the breeder and the original owner refused.

“The main reason they want to get the puppy back is because it’s popular and they think they can make a lot of money,” he said.

In a recent clip, the dog trainer said that after finding the puppy, the previous owner had reached out wanting the dog back

In a recent clip, the dog trainer said that after finding the puppy, the previous owner had reached out wanting the dog back

DailyMail.com has contacted Deoliveria for further comment.

He has been criticized in the past for his dog training techniques.

In 2023, the American Veterinary Medical Association released a statement about his “aversive” training methods.

“The training methods we see in videos use physical force or correction,” said Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, president of the ACVB and medical director at Insight Animal Behavior Services in Chicago.

‘We know that these methods pose a major threat to animal welfare, as they pose a high risk of causing or increasing fear, panic and aggression. They also place the handler and anyone nearby at high risk of being bitten.’

They noted that some of his controversial techniques they observed included: hanging a dog on a leash, repeatedly providing physical corrections with a prong collar, physically forcing a dog to lie down, and causing aggression in dogs.

Deoliveria did not specifically address the statement released by the American Veterinary Medical Association, but has responded to criticism of his viral videos in the past.

In one, he defended his “interactive and advanced approach” to dog training, stating that he tailors his training specifically to the breed of dog he works with, with some requiring a more hands-on approach.

“Each dog is so different based on their personality and tendencies, sometimes breed-related tendencies and characteristics, that will help me identify what approach would be the safest and fastest way to walk a dog,” she said.

While the story of rescuing an adorable puppy from an Uber is fascinating; some of his followers have questioned the legitimacy of his story.

Deoliveria has drawn skepticism over several videos, one that includes a clip of a woman turning to break into her car to steal the “Uber puppy,” and another that shows a woman trying to take command of her dogs at the Santa Monica Pier.

“You are really running with this fake story,” one follower wrote.

“The fact that people believe this content is real,” chimed in another dubious person.

‘OK. I’m about to unfollow,” someone else said.

‘This plot is boring and I follow it for your dog training content. You have another irrelevant post to put in my feed.’

“Did a rideshare driver drive around without knowing there was a puppy in the back seat?” someone else wrote.

‘Motorists usually check after a ride to see if there are any forgotten items. This wouldn’t even make a good plot for a movie.’

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