The body of Teddy, a French bulldog, was recovered near Shepperton Lock on Monday (March 28), two months after he first disappeared when a dog walker had taken him out in Chertsey Meads.
An upset Jade Husted, who initially feared the 10-month-old had been stolen, had in recent weeks turned her search to the river including a previous look at the site where Teddy was eventually discovered.
Miss Husted who has been overwhelmed by people’s support thanked everyone who helped spread the word about her missing puppy.
'Your kindness has overwhelmed me'
“He had recovered a dog’s body and called me from the number on the collar.
“We can only assume he fell in the river and I pray he went quickly so he didn’t suffer and wasn’t frightened.
"To everyone in this group...your kindness has overwhelmed me."
The dog had been microchipped and a scan confirmed it was Teddy.
A JustGiving page has been set up to help raise £500 to give Teddy, who is due to cremated this week, a final send off.
Miss Husted will also use funds raised from Teddy’s appeal to help other dogs be reunited with their owners.
She plans to team up with a new group called One Big Bark and campaign for awareness of missing and stolen dogs as a legacy to Teddy.