The Island announces RaeLynn's dog has been found

Credit: American Eagle Foundation

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Island announced singer RaeLynn's dog, who escaped from her tour bus after her performance at The Island on New Year's Eve, was found Wednesday.

The Island said the American Eagle Foundation helped to find the dog. According to the American Eagle Foundation, a young woman was getting her nails done down the road from the foundation when she saw the dog and followed her to the foundation. Dolly ran into the woods near the facility, a representative for AEF said.

"The young lady came in to let us know about it, so we grabbed our coats and some dog food and started searching our property for her," a representative from the foundation told Local 8 News.

A search crew from The Island also assisted in the search. A staff person from the AEF located the dog and was able to grab her before she took off again.

Todd Chrisley of "Chrisley Knows Best" previously announced a $5,000 reward for anyone who could return country singer RaeLynn's missing dog.

The reality-TV star made the offer in an Instagram post.

"My sweet @raelynnofficial has lost her precious Dolly in the Gatlinburg /Pigeon forge area last night and she is devastated , if anyone can return Dolly to @raelynnofficial I will personally reward you with a 5000 dollar payment , if anyone has seen Dolly please let’s help bring her home," the post reads.

The country singer lost her pet chihuahua named Dolly after it escaped following a New Year's Eve performance at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

RaeLynn told her fans in a social media post that her dog ran off her tour bus when she heard the loud fireworks show that started at midnight. Her husband said the door to the songwriter's tour bus was left open at the time of the dog's escape.

"PIGEON FORGE and GATLINGBURG my baby Dolly ran off the bus due to the loud fireworks. If you find her please reach out to me."

On Tuesday night, the singer provided another update, saying Dolly had been spotted on someone's porch in Pigeon Forge, cuddled up in a blanket. When the homeowners advanced towards the dog, she ran and was later seen at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

RaeLynn said she arrived from Nashville to lay out beds and blankets from the dog's home so that she could be attracted by the scent of her bed. She also said a team from The Island in Pigeon Forge had been sent out to help look for the dog.