Whitehead's friend was watching the house when the break-in took place, he said.
Whitehead wrote on Instagram: "While out of town, Blitz was being taken care of by a close friend at my house and someone broke in and took him". Whitehead also said that he had gotten numerous messages to his phone "demanding ransom money".
In his message, Whitehead pleads that his dog be returned safely and that anyone with any information contact him as soon as possible.
Jokingly on June 27, Whitehead posted a short video of Blitz with the caption that he loved the dog while the dog hated him.
To make matters even worse, the dog thieves aren't done there. Whitehead agreed to pay the ransom but said he hasn't heard back from the thieves since that time.
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The 28-year-old is now absent from the club's pre-season tour in Australia having played in the Confederations Cup but his future is expected to become clearer upon returning to training.
Many of Whitehead's recent Instagram posts have been dedicated to Blitz, whom the wide receiver apparently adopted in early May. "If you know of any details regarding Blitz's whereabouts or who may be involved in this, please contact me immediately".
Whitehead got Blitz from Kings and Queens Bullies - the same breeder where Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard got his pitbull pup - this offseason.
"It's killing me, because I wasn't here to protect him".
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