BY BLANCA CANTU / The Dallas Morning News
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sadie, a 6-year-old German Shepherd mix, happily reunited with her owner this afternoon after running away from a PetSmart in Southlake nearly a week ago.
Sadie, a German Shepherd mix, disappeared from a PetSmart store in Southlake on Saturday.
“I am just so relieved,” said Libby Lostetter, Sadie’s owner. “I feel like I have the biggest weight off my shoulders. This is proof how prayer works.”
Kathy Mast found Sadie on the back porch of her Southlake home today and contacted a neighbor. The neighbor soon showed her a copy of today’s Dallas Morning News, which included a story about Sadie running away from the PetSmart on Saturday.
Mast contacted Lostetter about 1 p.m. and she quickly reunited with her dog.
“She was just right there at the door waiting for me to come in,” said Lostetter, an Irving teacher.
Sadie had been missing since Saturday evening when she jumped off the grooming table at PetSmart — without her collar — and took off out the front door. PetSmart staff had helped Lostetter and her boyfriend look for the dog.
Lostetter took Sadie to the veterinarian today for a precautionary checkup, but she is now home and in good condition.
PetSmart confirmed that Mast would receive a $1,000 reward from the store.
Mast said today she was happy to help out.
"It’s always nice when you can help someone," she said. "Pets are just like family."