CAROLINE Hoyles has tried everything to find her beloved pet dog Brook.
The four-year-old chocolate labrador was stolen from their home six months ago, leaving Caroline and her family frantic and desperate for any glint of information.
Caroline, 37, and husband Aubrey, 42, put up a £5,000 reward for his safe return, created a ‘Find Brook’ page on Facebook, registered him on lost pet websites and used the services of pet detectives.
But their efforts were to no avail.
But now they have given hope – after an animal psychic claimed Brook is living in Preston.
The psychic spotted one of their lost dog posters and got a sense he is living in the city.
Caroline, of Bay Horse, Forton, said: “I know a lot of people sit on the fence when it comes to animal communicators, but I must admit, after hearing some things she said to me, I have no choice but to believe her.
“This lady first saw a Brook poster six weeks ago in Blackpool and immediately she saw ‘Preston’.
“Two weeks ago, she was driving near where we live and saw the huge sign on the Galgate roundabout, and again Preston came into her head.
“This urged the lady to ring me, although she doesn’t normally offer help.
“The lady is certain he is in Preston, and has given us a lot of information and links to follow up.
“On Sunday, a few of us went to Preston to talk to dog walkers on parks, to see if there were any new chocolate labradors in the area, and to post and hand out leaflets, as well as putting a few posters up to make the public aware of Brook.
“Brook has lived with us from being just a few weeks old, he will be so unhappy without his family, and will be missing his lifestyle.
“We cannot tell you just how much we miss him, and want to find him, although the reward does reflect just how much we want him back home with us.
“He is a huge part of our family.”
Anyone who has any information is asked to call doglost.co.uk on 0844 800 3220.