Desperate search for a family’s beloved Cavoodle puppy called Tigerlily after she was ‘SNATCHED by her own petsitter’
- A devastated dog owner has allegedly had her dog stolen by her petsitter
- Natasha, a healthcare worker, asked the woman to look after her dog part-time
- The woman allegedly said having a job made Natasha unqualified to own a dog
A devastated dog owner is calling for the return of her beloved Cavoodle puppy named Tigerlily after she was allegedly snatched by her petsitter.
The pet owner, known only as Natasha, was paying an elderly woman to look after her dog while she worked.
Natasha is a healthcare worker and her workload has increased since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Natasha believed her beloved pet was being cared for while she was at work but when she returned to her granny flat on the central Gold Coast on Tuesday, Tigerlily was gone.
Dog owner Natasha (pictured with Tigerlily) allegedly had her dog stolen by her landlord who believed her tenant was not qualified to own a dog as she had a job
She hired a team of investigators named Arthur & Co. Pet Concierge to track down her beloved pooch.
Pet detective Anne-Marie told Daily Mail Australia the part-time petsitter may have snatched Tigerlily as she was concerned for the dog’s welfare.
‘Over the last couple of months the petsitter became quite oppressive towards our client, she said.
‘She was quite insulting and she said things like “you are too selfish to own a dog” and “you shouldn’t own a dog unless you are prepared to be home with them 24/7”.’
Anne-Marie said Tigerlily was not neglected and was ‘very loved’.
She said Natasha was very concerned about Tigerlily who had recently undergone a de-sexing surgery and has had other procedures done to her paws which require further attention at the vet.
Natasha and Anne-Marie have asked that the dog be dropped off at a local vet as soon as possible.
After growing tired of her landlord’s treatment Natasha put in her two weeks notice to leave at which point they allegedly demanded ‘custody’ of Tigerlily
Pet detective Anne-Marie said when Natasha’s boyfriend confronted the landlord about the dog she allegedly told him: “Tigerlily will be okay and don’t buy Tash another dog”