Jackson, Wyo. - The owner of a missing service dog in northwest Wyoming has put up a $20,000 reward for its return.
Patrick Delaney, who is the property manager or the dog's owner in Jackson Hole, says the offer is real.
5-year old Declan is a trained service dog who lives with his owner south of Wilson. Her name has not been released, but has been identified as an “elderly lady” who lives in Florida over the holidays.
“He can turn lights on, open the refrigerator, get things for her, open doors,” Delaney said.
The dog owner's attachment to Declan is deep and she would rather pay to get the dog back than go through getting another dog.
The yellow Lab has been missing for about two weeks after being let out of the house. He wore an electric fence collar, but Delaney said that the batteries apparently went dead.