By Britt Moreno
DENVER (CBS4) – Megan Hebler only has pictures of brown-eyed Lola to hold onto right now. Her 2-year-old pup is missing.READ MORE: Debris, Rising Water Rush Along Black Creek As Flash Flood Warnings Plague Glen Haven, Cameron Peak Fire Burn Area
Hebler dropped off the German shepherd mix for the first time at Woof in Boots in Denver over the Thanksgiving holiday. On Sunday she received a devastating call. Staff said Lola had gotten out and ran away.
“At first I felt bad for them. Then it sunk in. I’m 1,200 miles away and my flight doesn’t get in until tomorrow morning,” Hebler said.
She felt helpless.
CBS4’s Britt Moreno went over to Woof in Boots to ask how such a thing could happen.
“We’ve been in business for five years and we have never had this happen,” co-owner John Comandari told Moreno. “It has been sad. It is tough.”READ MORE: CDOT Says Drivers Should Pack A Few Extra Things While Traveling This Summer
Comandari said the dogs were moving to a different play area in the building and his business partner happened to open a nearby door to take out the trash. That is when Lola ran out. Staff followed her and even spotted her in various places in the neighborhood, but they could not catch up with her.
Hebler has posted about Lola over social media and thanks the community for sharing her posts.
Comandari and staff have joined her on the search for Lola. Everyone continues to scour the neighborhood and knock on doors.
Woof and Boots staff has called local shelters and put an ad on Craigslist.\
Hebler says her best friend Lola wears a distinct pink color. She is offering a $500 reward to anyone who brings Lola home. Woof and Boots is also offering a $250 reward.
Anyone who spots Lola should call (734) 649-9189. She was last seen at 8th Avenue and Galapago Street.MORE NEWS: Company Says GPS Showed Where Stolen Truck Was Yet Victims Say Aurora Police Showed Little Interest