Dog sitter loses poodle puppies and lies about them for 3 days

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Dog sitter loses poodle puppies and lies about them for 3 days

Leaving your dog with a stranger is a stressful situation for many people. In some cases, you can find a lifelong performer, but for some, tragedy occurs instead. Illinois-based Nia Morgan has always reached out to friends to see her 10-month-old mix of poodles. But when they were all unavailable, she looked for other options.

Morgan chose Rover.com as many recommended it. But instead of getting the amazing service she had heard of, she faced her worst nightmare. Her new dog sitter lost her dog within an hour and she is still desperately trying to get the puppy home.

Image: @ BringThePupHome / Facebook

A web of lies

Morgan didn’t want to share her pup’s name with the public because she doesn’t want people to yell at him. He is in a very nervous state and will likely run. Morgan had grown up with family and service dogs, but this puppy was their first dog of their own. He can be a little hideous, but he and Morgan are inseparable.

“He’s basically a roommate, a best friend, all you need,” said Morgan.

When Morgan decided to use Rover.com to find a pet sitter, she researched carefully. She narrowed down her choices one by one until she settled on a woman who claimed to have experience in a veterinarian’s office and a boarding house. Even after interviews and a day of testing, Morgan was still worried about leaving her best friend with a stranger.

Image: @ BringThePupHome / Facebook

And she had a right to worry. When she asked the sitter for updates during her trip, red flags appeared.

“She didn’t send me any pictures, but she said early on during his stay with her that her phone was broken, so she only communicated with me through Rover.com on her laptop, so she kind of apologized for that she didn’t send any pictures or that her response may have been delayed, “Morgan said. “And I believed her.”

The truth is coming out

The sitter did not show Morgan a single photo of her dog during the entire trip. When Morgan’s flight was due to return a few days later, she received bizarre and heartbreaking news.

Image: @ BringThePupHome / Facebook

“She sent me a message and said, ‘I have really bad news. Your dog, I had to take him to my friend’s house because a janitor came into my apartment and he was freaking out, so I took him to my friend’s house just to get away for a bit and he sadly got away, “Morgan said.” She claimed my dog ​​was pushed through the side gate of her friend’s house in Waukegan. “

But Morgan’s friends quickly found out about the lies when they visited Waukegan Animal Control. They learned that the dog had been reported missing about an hour after Morgan dropped him off. Morgan also found out that the sitter contacted Susan Davis, who is a licensed humane investigator. The scared puppy could have traveled very far after lying for three days!

Bring the puppy home

Unfortunately, Morgan is still looking for her beloved pup, who has been missing for almost a month. It is believed to be located in Lake County or a larger area of ​​Chicago. When you see him, Morgan will ask you not to call, yell at, or chase him as he is in survival mode. Instead, she asks people to snap a picture of sightings and then call 773-231-9349.

Image: @ BringThePupHome / Facebook

Unfortunately, Rover.com only covers medical bills for dogs in certain situations. They do not cover lost dogs, dogs that died with a sitter, or criminal activity. When asked about the situation, Dave Rosenbaum, Rover’s senior relations manager, didn’t say how often these things happened. He said the sitter in question had over 330 successful services but neglected to say whether they had similar offenses. Then the sitter was removed from Rover. Unfortunately, it isn’t the first terrifying incident on the site.

If you’d like to see updates on the search for Morgan’s puppies, you can visit the Facebook page. Hopefully he’ll be home in no time!

H / T: patch.com
Featured image: Nia Morgan Facebook