Rescue dog Dutch the basset hound has gone missing from her Hucknall home and her owners are desperate to find her.
Her owner, Cory Morgan, of Charles Street, has put up a £500 reward for the safe return of the much-loved Dutch, who has been with Cory and his family for about four months.
Quite a shy dog, Dutch was rescued from a puppy farm and is known to be quite nervous around people and other dogs.
Mr Morgan told the Dispatch: “She was in the garden while we quickly went to the shop and she was gone when we got back.
“It’s heartbreaking for us all really.
“She means everything to us.
“She is petrified of people and other dogs and we have been working with her to help her overcome her experiences.”
He added that the Hucknall community is getting together to try to find Dutch, who went missing on November 21, and it is hoped that a large group of local residents can get together on Saturday to search for the missing dog.
Dog walker Julie Parkes messaged the Dispatch though the Facebook page and urged people to get involved in the search.
She said: “Dog walkers from all over the area are looking for her.
“No one wants to consider anything but a good outcome but as the nights get colder....... I know her owner as would all of us be grateful if you can help.”
And Charlotte R Ellis wrote to use to say: “I’ve spoken to some of the local dog walkers and decided to do a group search for Dutch.
“This will be held on Saturday and those who can’t make it can come on Sunday too!”
Charlotte added: “As she is a shy dog and runs away from people, I’ve thought about surrounding the area.”
Mr Morgan confirmed that Dutch was wearing a black collar, with name tag, and has been microchipped.
Anyone who can help the search or who thinks they might know Dutch’s whereabouts, should contact Mr Morgan by calling him on 07729272020.