Pet Owner Wears Bikini to Find Lost Dog

Pierre's owner said she's offering a $5,000 reward for his return

By R. Stickney
|  Sunday, Mar 18, 2012  |  Updated 3:39 PM PDT
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A Hillcrest woman and her friend stood in the rain Saturday trying to get attention for her lost dog - sound familiar? Kara Pennington explains why she's standing out in a bikini during a winter storm in this report from NBC 7's Artie Ojeda.

A Hillcrest woman and her friend stood in the rain Saturday trying to get attention for her lost dog - sound familiar? Kara Pennington explains why she's standing out in a bikini during a winter storm in this report from NBC 7's Artie Ojeda.

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A Hillcrest woman and her friend stood in the rain Saturday trying to get attention for her lost dog.

Sound familiar?

Kara Pennington and a friend said they wanted help to find their lost white poodle Pierre. The dog apparently slipped out of an open door on Wednesday.

So they stood outside in the rain, wind and cold in bikinis pleading for help.

Pennington said they passed out flyers in the area.

“We're trying to get the word across and we kind of feel like we might have someone that picked him up, so we're gonna try to see if we can get the word out a little bit broader, so people can find him and bring him home,” she said.

Pennington said she’s offering a $5,000 reward for his return.

San Diegans have seen this tactic before.

In November 2011, Arlene Mossa Corona wore her bikini to help locate her dog Chispeta. The woman's appearance at the intersection of La Jolla Drive and Genesee attracted more attention than she may have expected, however, when she later told NBCSanDiego she was the victim of a stalker.

"It's just turned into something that I didn't think it would," Corona said in a Nov. 25 interview.

Then, several days after Corona was videotaped holding signs for her lost dog, new details came to light. 

A spokesperson for the San Diego County Animal Services reported the dog had in fact been picked up by the girl's mother the day before the stunt.

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