KATY, Texas - Find Baxter, that’s Sara Scott’s goal. Baxter is Scott’s seven-year-old terrier mix who disappeared on January 3 while in the care of a pet sitter from Happy Tails Pet Sitting in Katy. Scott explains what happened with the pet sitter, “She brought our golden retriever Bo inside and thought I guess, that Baxter had come in. I don’t know if she was distracted.”
Baxter wasn't inside, he was locked out. It appears that he tried to claw his way into the house, cracking some bamboo but it didn’t work. Baxter's fear of fireworks might be what motivated him to bust a fence board out and run out of his yard.
From the moment Scott found out Baxter was MIA she’s tried to get the word out; Facebook, Twitter, $3,000 worth of signs and even a dog tracker. She's also offering a $1,000 reward for Baxter's return - no questions asked.
Total strangers have come out to help search for the missing terrier- mix but Scott says the company responsible for his disappearance has done absolutely nothing. So, we tracked down Susan Morley, the owner of Happy Tails Pet Sitting in Katy to hear her side. Through her front front door she told us, “My lawyer has advised me not to speak to the media.”
A possible Baxter sighting has Scott and a few volunteers out driving the back roads of Katy. Unfortunately, the dog found on this day wasn’t Baxter.
Baxter is micro chipped, so Scott remains hopeful that he’ll be back with their family soon saying, “I think I’ll always hold out hope that the microchip will always bring him home.”
Fingers and paws crossed for Baxter's safe return to his family.