Lifestyle Pets Sarah Paulson and Clementine Ford Announce Missing Dog Allegedly Stolen by Rover Sitter Is 'Home' "Winnie's Home and Safe!" Sarah Paulson and Clementine Ford both wrote on their respective Instagram Stories By Charmaine Patterson Charmaine Patterson Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 18, 2022 12:03 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: clementineford/Instagram; Amy Sussman/Getty Winnie is home! Clementine Ford's pup, who went missing after Ford dropped her off with a Rover sitter, has now returned. "Winnie's Home and Safe! Thank you everyone! Pics to come...," Ford, who appeared with her mother Cybill Shepherd on The L Word, wrote on her Instagram Story Tuesday. Ford's friend, actress Sarah Paulson — who helped spread the word that Winnie was missing — shared the same message on her Instagram Story, tagging Ford. They did not share details of how Winnie returned home. Ford, who adopted Winnie in December 2021, dropped off the pup with a woman from the pet-sitting platform Saturday. Cats Recognize the Names of Feline Friends Who Live in the Same Household, Study Finds Clementine Ford-Wilcox/instagram In her post announcing Winnie's disappearance, Ford wrote, "Please help us. This woman was meant to be boarding our dog. Instead, she threw her collar in the trash and disappeared. Please spread far and wide. We will pay. We just want her back. #lostdog Mix maybe some golden? About 40 pounds. Stubb tail and one floppy ear." Sharing the post to her own Instagram Story, Paulson added, "Help. Spread the word. This woman stole my friend's dog. Share far and wide. I'm begging you." California Woman Accidentally Takes in Baby Fox After Mistaking Wild Animal for a Lost Kitten In a video of her in tears, Ford shared details of what happened the day Winnie went missing. "We boarded our dog through Rover with this woman who had done an enhanced background check and she disappeared with our dog. She did radio silence. If you could please go to my main page and just share it and share it and share it and maybe we can get her back," said Ford. RELATED VIDEO: Florida Zoo Baby Sloth Meets Dad for the First Time in Adorable Moment Caught on Video "The kids are devastated. Obviously, I'm devastated. Especially for someone who has what I have, she was really important in keeping myself regulated and not anxious. Please help us," said Ford, who has been open about living with Multiple Sclerosis. She later added that after leaving Winnie with the sitter and the sitter's boyfriend on Saturday morning, she went to Palm Desert for her brother-in-law's wedding. However, she knew something was wrong after asking for photos and a video of Winnie around 6 p.m. local time but received no response. "When she still hadn't responded to multiple messages in the morning we turned around and came back to LA, to the place where we dropped Winnie with them. It was empty. No crate, no dog, no human, nothing. We contacted the management company who told us the apartment had been vacant for 6 days. Rover gave us her emergency contact info," said Ford. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. After calling the sitter's emergency contact, Ford was told the woman's "phone had broken. She later told us Winnie had run away." She then filed a police report. The Los Angeles Police Department could not initially locate a police report filed by Ford. "As pet parents ourselves, we feel terrible about the pain this situation has caused, and we join Winnie's family in hoping for her swift and safe return home," a spokesperson for Rover — who confirmed at the time they were investigating the incident and trying to help find Winnie — told PEOPLE in a statement in part.