Frances Curley, from South Ayrshire, was on holiday on the island of Inchtavannach in Loch Lomond when her two-and-a-half-year-old border terrier Skye went missing from the campsite last Sunday. A call on Facebook said the visually impaired dog was in a hammock while Ms Curley cooked dinner nearby at around 4.15pm on June 19.
However, when Mrs. Curley looked at the hammock, her beloved pet disappeared.
A search for the island was launched but there was no trace of Skye.
Two paddlers told Ms Curley they saw two men take a small brown dog in a speedboat before leaving the island.
Ms Curley said her vulnerable, visually impaired pet was ‘afraid of its own shadow’.
She said: “100% without a doubt she was taken.
“The island has been searched twice.
“She is afraid of her shadow.
“When I was training her I was playing hide and seek to test her, when she realized I was out of her reach she would sniff her way to where I was hiding – always.”
Ms Curley is appealing to anyone with information to come forward.
She also asks the two men to contact each other so that they can be excluded from the search.
Skye was microchipped with details recorded on Mrs. Curley.
She was wearing a pink and white striped collar with two tags, one of which read “fur ever yours”, when she disappeared.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said: ‘We can confirm that investigations are ongoing into the theft of a border terrier in the Loch Lomond area.
“The theft took place on Inchmoan Island between 4.15pm and 4.25pm on Sunday June 19.
“Police are investigating locally and with the National Park Authority regarding a white speedboat which may be used by people involved in this theft.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting incident 0213 of June 20, 2022.
Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.