Edinburgh family offer £500 reward after beloved puppy goes missing

Tia, a woman with dark long hair and her puppy, Olive cuddled in bed
-Credit: (Image: Tia Maccausland)


disclaimer: Since the article was published the puppy has been found

An Edinburgh family have issued a £500 reward after their Old English Bulldog puppy went missing.

Devastated Tia Maccausland says Olive was in her grandad's car at the Jet garage in Lochend when she jumped out and ran off on Saturday May 25.

The 17-year-old, who only adopted the five-month-old pup in February, says Olive has distinctive markings and her left eye is half blue and half brown making her very unique.

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The nursery practitioner, from Restalrig, suspects she may have been stolen or sold on as she is nowhere to be found.

They have checked in the neighbouring areas where Olive was last seen, phoned local vets, and checked the Edinburgh Cat and Dog home.

Tia said: "We've done everything possible but will do anything to get her back. Olive is friendly, she will go up to anyone and any animal and just wants to play."

The teenager has visited areas with possible sightings - including Bonnyrigg. Tia, her cousin, her boyfriend, and his sisters have all been out searching. They are offering a £500 reward for the safe return of Olive.

A close up look of the puppy Olive, who's left eye is half blue and half brown.
A close up look of Olive, who's left eye is half blue and half brown. -Credit:Tia Maccausland

Tia says: "Olive is all I’ve got, my mum and dad died a few years ago - she's all I got now."

Her boyfriend's dad has set up a GoFundMe to offer a larger reward. The fundraiser says: "Tia is my son’s girlfriend and the poor soul is absolutely heartbroken. I am trying to raise funds so we can offer a bigger reward for the safe return of our little girl and as any pet lovers out there will know our dogs are our family."

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It continues: "We have had no solid leads other than a possible sighting in Bonnyrigg and hope that a suitable reward will prompt someone who has info or who has her to come forward."

"We miss and just want her back home. Any money raised over the requested amount or in the event that a reward isn’t paid out will be donated to the Edinburgh cat & dog home."

Edinburgh Live understands the matter has been reported to police who have offered the family advice.

Four days after Tia Mccausland's five-month old puppy had gone missing, they have now been reunited. Olive, and old English bulldog puppy was found in the shared back garden on Wednesday May 29.

"A lady had spotted Olive in her shared back garden. She went over to the Jet garage to let them know and they called me." The puppy was not far from where she had gone missing at the Jet garage on Saturday May 25.

The poor puppy had been caught in the rain and was hiding behind the shed in the garden when she was picked up and brought back to her owner.

Tia said: "It feels amazing to have her back. I was in so much stress from her being away from me and the family."

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