(Updated 2/11/2016) Kramer has been found! Read on to read this special story.
Nik Glaser requested that L.A. Splash Magazine help him to find his service dog. We hope this posting helps to unite Nik and his dog, Kramer.
Following is the story of Nik and the dog that vanished:
My service dog was taken from my Venice apartment, several factors point to foul play and I am asking the community for help getting the word out to bring Kramer home safely.
My 6-year-old golden doodle went missing on Thursday, Dec. 17th. I was with my family for the holidays and had arranged for a friend to watch Kramer. The friend later returned Kramer to my home, which is where he was last reportedly seen.
Two separate witnesses reported seeing Kramer with a Caucasian woman in her early 20s with long, dark hair on December 22nd near the French Market Cafe on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. One witness said the dog appeared uncomfortable as if it did not belong to the woman he was with, and that the woman gave different answers when asked what the dog’s name was multiple times. The woman was also reported to have been standing in place for several hours, and the time coincides with the ad the witness saw selling a dog matching Kramer’s description on Craig’s List (the ad has since been taken down, and Craig’s List has not responded to my pleas for information on the poster).
Another eyewitness reported spotting a dog that matched Kramer’s description in Santa Monica on Monday, December 29th.
I am offering a large reward for the dog’s return, no questions asked.
Kramer is extremely friendly, answers to his name, weighs 50 pounds, is cream/apricot-colored, has long hair (which could be short now), is microchipped.
You can share ANONYMOUS tips to help bring Kramer home by texting the LAPD Pacific Division at CRIMES (274637) and beginning your message with the letters LAPD, or call the 24-hour tip line 800-222-TIPS (8477).
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/BringKramerHome13/?fref=ts
He once was lost, but now is found!
Kramer, Nik Glaser’s proclaimed noodle-loving golden doodle, disappeared from his Venice, Los Angeles apartment over the holiday break under suspicious circumstances.
For the past nearly 2 months, Glaser launched a ferocious campaign by foot, flier and social media to sic his missing service dog that treats his anxiety.
Glaser also filed a police report and set up an anonymous tip line, begging for the safe return of his dog, no questions asked.
The tips poured in, ranging from claims of witnesses seeing the dog being sold on Craig’s List to sightings everywhere from Runyon Canyon to South Los Angeles. Glaser would get his hopes up as he chased down each lead, the heartbreak mounting.
Yesterday a woman named Linda Zlot Pearson posted a message on the Bring Kramer Home Facebook page asking “Could this be your Kramer at the South L.A. Shelter?”
A few hours later, Glaser was on a plane from Seattle, where he has since relocated to accept a new job, and from where he had been making trips down in his continued desperate search to find Kramer.
This time, the identification was pawsitive.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, their reunion was nothing short of the epic love fest you’d expect – check out the adorable video here: https://www.facebook.com/BringKramerHome13/