South Canterbury family desperate to find missing rottweiler
A South Canterbury family desperate to find a much-loved pet have put up a $4000 reward to get her home.
Rosie Jordan, of Temuka, lost her 15 month old rottweiler Lola on July 2, after dropping it at a friend's house in Waitohi. Since then Jordan and her family have spent hours searching for the dog, walking through farm land and approaching farmers in the area - now they are offering a big reward for her return.
"I've got two jobs and do split shifts so took her to a friend's place in Waitohi," Jordan said.
"They own a big dairy farm and the farm owner came back and Lola was gone."
If someone had taken Lola they would have had to drive up a long road and travel over a cattle stop, and then get through a gate, she said.
Jordan said her family had been pining for Lola, who was gentle natured and good with strangers.
"The thing with Lola is she is a very, very friendly dog. She would hop in a car if someone drove up and opened the door for her."
She had received several reports of sightings of the dog in the past month but none had been her pet, she said.
Lola had also been a help to Jordan, who is a diabetic.
"She always knew when I was low."
Another reason she was special was the fact Jordan also owns Lola's father and she had been with her since birth, she said.
"My friend has the mother and we were there from the day she was born.
"I used to sing and she'd howl with me."
She said if someone had taken her dog she would be of no use to them.
"She is of no use to you or anyone else. She is fixed and can't be bred from.
"Lola is not aggressive. She would not make a guard dog or a fighting dog.
"All we want is to have her home and she will be found whether it's good news or bad so if you have any information please let us know."
Jordan said rottweiler puppies were expensive to buy, beginning at about $1000 unregistered, and up to $2000 when registered.
She has reported the missing dog to police.
A Facebook page has been set up, HELP FIND LOLA, and anyone with information is asked to contact Rosie Jordan on 021 860 689.
- The Timaru Herald