AVONDALE — An Avondale couple is on the search for their two French bulldogs Tuesday after their home was burglarized in the morning.
David Wilk, 31, and his husband, who live at Fletcher and Sacramento, went out for coffee for two hours at 9 a.m. Tuesday. When they returned, the door handle had been "busted up" and the front door was open, Wilk said.
Their two Yorkshire Terriers were still there, running around. But their French bulldogs Rue and Pierre were missing. Electronics such as iPads, laptops and a security system had also been taken, Wilk said.
It's unclear whether the burglars took the French bulldogs, which are known for being an expensive breed that can cost between $2,000 and $6,000, Wilk said.
"All I want is our dogs back," Wilk said. "I don't give a s--- about anything else right now."
Wilk and his husband had gotten Pierre in December and Rue in August. The two dogs are "friendly," "high energy" and "lovable," Wilk said. Pierre is gray with blue eyes, and Rue is white with tan spotting and is deaf.
He is scouring the neighborhood and posting flyers in hopes of finding them.
"Our house was broken into, and now they're missing," he said.
Wilk encourages anybody with information to call him at 815-603-8177 or 224-234-3808 .