Ashley and Mike Burns of the Elizabethtown area said their 3-year-old golden retriever, Bella, ran off two days before Thanksgiving with their other dog, Marley, and remained missing after Marley was found the following day by Animal Control, WDRB-TV, Louisville, Ky., reported Tuesday.
"She's not on the side of the road. She's not in the woods, but I just hope they find it in their heart to bring her back home. I know she misses us as much as we miss her," Ashley Burns said.
The couple said they have no children despite 10 years of trying, so their dogs are their kids.
"We love our pets like children, like family members," Ashley Burns said.
The couple said they are offering a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix as a reward for Bella's return. The car is valued at $3,100.
"We want people to take the car. We don't want people to say I'll give you your dog back, we don't want the car. We want people to know that this is payment or a reward, however you want to look at it, for bringing our dog back," Mike Burns said.