SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Dylan and Tricha Sauce say they’ll never stop looking for their lost Golden Retrievers who have been missing for more than 7 months, and the reward for the return of their fur babies has now reached $7,000.
The couple went on vacation last June and left their female Goldens, Acoria and Ripley, with a pet sitter from Rover.com. Both got away when the sitter took them for a late-night potty break outside an apartment complex on Babcock Road near Camp Bullis Road in the far Northwest Side.
“She said she was holding both leashes in one hand,” said Dylan Sauce. “Something spooked one of them. They lunged, pulled the leashes out of her hand and took off.”
When Sauce and his wife heard the news, they got on a flight and returned home to look for their fur babies. The dog sitter told them she searched the area until about 3 a.m., but failed to find Acoria and Ripley.
“We searched through the woods. I bought a drone so that we could do aerial searches,” said Sauce.
They also distributed flyers and Rover put up a $100 reward.
” We actually took out a loan from the bank to increase the reward up to $1,000,” said Sauce. “A lot of people asked us to do a GoFundMe so that they could contribute, and there have been some area businesses who have also contributed to get it up to $7,000.”
Ripley is 4-years-old and weighs about 70 pounds. She was wearing a purple polka dot collar when she vanished. Her mother, Acoria, is 7-years-old and weighs between 80 and 90 pounds. She was wearing a pink “Star Wars” collar when she was last seen.
Sauce says not knowing what happened to them is the worst.
“If they perished or something happened, we could at least get closure if we knew,” said Sauce.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Alcoria and Ripley is asked to call 210-608-0867.