A homeless man in East Vancouver hopes that his dog, which he says has been taken out of a restaurant, will be returned to him.
Michael Lorimer says his dog disappeared a week ago after entering the building in East Hastings and Nanaimo and leaving the animal outside.
Lorimer says he is ruined that he left the dog alone.
"I hope someone will think that the dog needs help and doing right by taking it," he said on Sunday. "You do not steal someone's dog … it's part of your family."
See Michael Laurimer describes what his dog meant to him:
The dog is Jack Russell-Chihuahua cross called Misha. The animal is mainly white with brown ears and a small black spot on the back.
Lorimer was partially paralyzed and surrounded him for a few years in the neighborhood. He said it was difficult to be without his pet.
"She was with me 24-7. She's just a big little dog, a good companion."
Community members helped Lorimer to try and find Misha by posting posters for the dog.
With files from John Hernandez.