Originally created 08/20/04

Paris Hilton's pampered pet dog Tinkerbell has been found



LOS ANGELES -- Paris Hilton and her missing pet Chihuahua, Tinkerbell, have been reunited, Hilton's spokeswoman said Wednesday.

No further details were available, Gina Hoffman told The Associated Press.

Syndicated TV show "Extra" had earlier reported that Tinkerbell, who disappeared last Wednesday, was alive, but that no details on the dog's condition or where she had been found were available.

The 23-year-old hotel heiress, who has starred for two seasons on Fox television's "The Simple Life" with her friend Nicole Richie, had offered a $5,000 reward for Tinkerbell.

Posters for the pampered pet had been displayed all over the West Hollywood area.

It was unclear how the dog managed to get away from Hilton's Hollywood Hills home.

Tinkerbell - decked out in pink coats or puppy-sized sneakers - has made regular appearances on Hilton's reality show.