Last Updated 7/721
for information leading to the safe return of my pup
Exchanges will be made at the nearest Animal Control. No questions asked.
This pup has been missing since Thursday, March 18 2021 and is thought to be anywhere in the
Lake County or the broader
I need help getting my pup home!
If you spot the pup,
DO NOT call his name
DO NOT yell at him
DO NOT chase him
DO NOT get out of your car
He is shy and in survival mode.
PLEASE TAKE A PHOTO from a safe distance and report your sighting to the number below:
Nia dropped off her puppy in Chicago at a pet sitter who was supposed to be pre-vetted by Rover. One hour later, without Nia’s knowledge, the sitter drove the pup an hour away to Waukegan, IL where he immediately got loose.
For the next five days, the sitter provided false updates on the pups wellbeing. The night before Nia was scheduled to pick-up her pup, the sitter said the dog had just gone missing. When Nia returned, she uncovered the sitter's ongoing lie; he had been missing since the morning Nia dropped him off.
Throughout the past three months, Nia and her family and friends have been doing everything in their power to get the word out about her pup. They’re working with the Waukegan Animal Control, a humane investigator, postering the surrounding neighborhoods, and sharing his story across social media.
If spotted, please take a photo from a distance, and call immediately with any information - 773-231-9349.
What is "SURVIVAL MODE"?
When lost, skittish dogs go into
"SURVIVAL MODE" they are only focused on food, water, and shelter and wary of all humans (even the ones they know and recognize)
Since he is already EXTREMELY skittish, if you spot him, PLEASE do not approach him in
He has been seen in the Waukegan / North Chicago surrounding area but keeps running
away as soon as he sees someone.
This not only puts him in danger of running onto
a busy street, bad area, etc., but also makes it more likely he will continue running outside of
the neighborhood where he's recently been spotted, making the journey to finding him harder.
Sightings and Tips: (773) 231-9349