A heartbroken dog owner fears his beloved pet has been stolen and is pulling out all the stops to get him back home with his family.

Sam Ramsey suspects his black cocker spaniel Archie has been stolen after he went missing from Hazlemere Rec in Amersham Road on July 18.

His disappearance from Hazlemere has now been reported as a crime, with Sam fearing Archie was brazenly taken by dog thieves.

Bucks Free Press:

Archie was last seen at 5.30pm on July 18 in Hazlemere Rec. He is an adult neutered and microchipped male.

Sam has reported the incident to Thames Valley Police but residents and dog owners have rallied around him to help find Archie – with search and rescue dogs, volunteer search parties and even drones used in the hunt to find the beloved family pet.

He says they have been out knocking on doors in the area every day but there has not been a “single sighting” of Archie, which has stoked their fears he has been snatched by thieves.

Bucks Free Press:

According to VioVet, cocker spaniels, springer spaniels, pointers and labradors are the dogs most commonly stolen because thieves see them as “highly saleable assets” – dogs that are intelligent, obedient and well-trained and can be used as working dogs.

If you have any details about where Archie is, or saw anything suspicious, call 07482 274422 or 07828 415541. There is a reward for his safe return, “no questions asked”.