This is Lilu (pronounced Lee-Loo). She is about 5 years old, and she has been missing since the night of Saturday, Aug. 10.
Her owner said it only took 30 seconds for her to disappear. He threw her favorite toy for her, looked away for a bit, and then when he looked back, she was nowhere to be found. He began calling her name, but, "It's as if she just vanished or was actually taken from us," he said.
She was in heat, so she may have traveled quite a distance, he said.
Lilu lives on the 100 block of West First Street in downtown Elmhurst, near the corner of York and First. She is between 5 and 10 pounds, extremely friendly and a joy to be around.
"She's the type of dog that you see and want all for yourself—and this doesn't make me feel any better," her owner said.
She was taught commands in Polish, but she responds to her name and can pick up voice intonations. The best way for anyone to try and lure her would be to to pick up a toy, maybe a stick or ball. She particularly likes socks and gloves.
She also may have jumped into someone's car.
'I hope the right person finds her," her owner said.
Her owner has contacted all of the surrounding police departments, and veterinarians and animal shelters in DuPage County, and he is in the process of looking more thoroughly in Cook County. He has posted on Craigslist, Facebook and PetFinders.org, and distributed flyers all over town. He is offering a reward for her safe return.
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"I have received numerous calls (from) genuine people who are concerned and have taken time to devote themselves in helping me find my dog," her owner said. "I would like to extend my overwhelming gratefulness to these individuals. It's these type of calls that give me hope about not just my dog, but community as a whole."