Los Gatos resident Shirley Julian lost her treasured pair of Beagles on Saturday, Aug. 24 near Skyline Boulevard and Black Road.
And, needless to say, she and her family are heartbroken with their disappearance and are asking for the public's help in finding them.
Julian, husband Chris and children Mason and Max, both teenagers, consider the dogs family members, she said.
The dogs, Ollie, a 2½-year-old male and Abby, a 1½-year-old female, were last seen at about 2:30 p.m. in the area of Skyline Boulevard and Black Road, she said.
The animals were at a neighbor's house in a canyon where they loved running up a hill that led to the home where the owner's daughters loved the dogs, Julian explained.
Julian said she had purchased the dogs from breeders and the adorable canines have always "liked to roam" so they allowed them to take off, but they eventually returned home.
In the last six months, though, Julian said she realized one of the Beagles needed to be tethered and the other one was allowed free in the yard.
Julian lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Los Gatos on nine acres. "We had both doors open and they both went out the door. They hooked up together and they went around romping, but they didn't return home this time," she added.
On Monday, Julian and friends posted lost-dog flyers around the neighborhood and contacted schools and vets.