Ray J Search Turns Up Priceless Boogotti

4/3/2014 7:26 AM PDT

Ray J Dog Found -- Search Turns Up Priceless Boogotti

Ray J is a lucky man ... he's been reunited with his beloved Maltese puppy after an exhaustive search for the missing pup ... and got a valuable lesson about pet ownership.

Ray J's manager David Weintraub tells TMZ ... Boogotti was found by Ray's girlfriend Princess Love and his godson La'Corey Johnson after a sleepless 10-hour search of the neighborhood.

As TMZ reported, Boogotti disappeared after slipping away from his home in the San Fernando Valley Tuesday night.

Princess and La'Corey went door-to-door passing out flyers and discovered Boogotti Wednesday at the home of woman who found the adorable 3 lb. pup ... but had no way of identifying its owner because the dog was not wearing any tags.

Lesson learned.