Amanda and Nick Stuart of Pennsburg, Pennsylvania were just married on Saturday and on their way to Hawaii for a dream honeymoon. As reported by WTXF Fox 29, just hours before they were scheduled to fly to The Aloha State, the couple cancelled their trip because they received word that their dog Bailey, an 11-month-old pit bull, was missing. Amanda told the station, “She is the sweetest, nicest dog, and she loves us and our other dogs. And she’s just become a part of our entire family.”
Bailey the pit bull (WTXF)
While the newlyweds were gone, Nick’s father was watching Bailey, but the dog took off and could not be found. The couple immediately returned home before boarding the plane and began to search for their beloved dog. Rather than spending the first few days of their honeymoon on the beach, the two papered the neighborhood with lost dog flyers to find Bailey. They spent hours combing the area with their other dog, following any leads they received, but she was still lost. “It’s disappointing, and after now the fourth day, we’re slowly losing hope,” said Amanda.
The search started at 5 a.m. on Wednesday. “Today’s been horrible just because we haven’t heard anything at all. Just like yesterday,” Nick said distraught. However, before the day was done, the couple celebrated an emotional reunion with the dog they had been looking days for. “Oh my god we found her,” a relieved and grateful Amanda said. “We’re not leaving her any time soon. She’s going to stay right, right in our eyesight.”
The newlyweds’ emotional reunion with Bailey. (WTXF)
The couple says that they are not making any immediate plans to reschedule their honeymoon and will wait until they are able to build up the nerve to leave their pets for the trip.
Amanda and Nick Stuart at their wedding. (WTXF)