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San Jose couple postpone wedding, spend thousands to find lost dog

Courtesy Trendee King Trendee King and fiancée James Galley's Brussels Griffon dog
Courtesy Trendee King Trendee King and fiancée James Galley’s Brussels Griffon dog “Theo” has been missing since Feb. 13. The couple is offering a “no questions asked” reward of $3500 for Theo’s safe return.

A San Jose couple are searching “to the ends of the Earth” to find their dog Theo, who went missing in Almaden Valley several weeks ago.

The exhausting search so far has sent them plastering numerous posters, fliers and tarps at intersections and freeway ramps and on fences all over the Bay Area, offering thousands of dollars for Theo’s return, hiring a pet detective, running newspaper ads and even postponing their wedding in hopes of finding their beloved furry friend.

The ordeal began on Feb. 13 when Theo–a scruffy black and tan, 1-year-old Brussels griffon owned by Trendee King and her fiance, James Galley–darted out the front door of his dog-sitter’s home near Blossom Hill and Almaden roads toward the Westfield Oakridge Mall.

King was in Los Angeles celebrating over champagne toasts with friends and family after finally finding a wedding gown when her phone rang. It was Galley, who “sounded very panicked” as he broke the bad news.

“My heart sank and I was terrified,” King said. She wasted no time and booked the earliest flight back to San Jose, where she and Galley took to the streets, searching every nook and cranny where Theo was last seen.

“We searched from probably 8 p.m. to midnight, all the way down to the Oakridge Mall,” she said. “We were calling him, shaking treats, searching high and low, but no Theo anywhere.”

The couple went home with heavy hearts and resumed their search in the morning–and every day since.

“We’ve been to Milpitas, Palo Alto, Santa Cruz, Saratoga, Campbell,” King said. “We’ve been everywhere. We’ve been to every shelter, every vet, every Petsmart.”

Searching for Theo has become so…


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