A physically disabled San Francisco man is distraught that his service dog has gone missing.
Rowan Chandler, who lives in the Baldwin House near the South of Market intersection of Sixth and Mission streets, said his nearly 5-year-old Australian cattle dog named Riley was let out by a neighbor late Wednesday night.
The mobility service dog was last seen walking toward Market Street, Chandler said.
“I haven’t slept,” the dog owner said. “I’ve been hanging up flyers and walking around the whole neighborhood trying to find her.”
Riley was wearing a black harness at the time she trotted off and has been fitted with a microchip, Chandler said. Her fur is salt-and-pepper-colored, with a spot of black on her left eye that looks like an eye patch.
Chandler has a warning for those who might want to keep the dog.
“She was a rescue and was abused,” he said. “If left alone she will pee all over the floor and chew things.”
Chandler also said Riley is specifically trained for him and would not be useful for others as a service dog.
Anyone who locates the dog or has any information on her whereabouts is encouraged to contact Chandler at (510) 517-6413.