Dog Escapes From Hollywood Pet Hotel

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The song says you can never leave the Hotel California, but for pet hotels, this doesn’t appear to be the case.

Cash, a 7-year-old mixed breed (and the beloved baby of L.A. couple Talita Trygsland and Louis Angelo), has proven himself quite the escape artists, opening a number of doors and effectively checking himself out of the popular Pooch Pet Hotel in Hollywood.

The couple has been reeling since his disappearance.

“He is a wonderful, sweet, rescue,” Trygsland told KCAL9. “We love him like our child. He’s our baby.”

In security video that Angelo shot, Cash can be seen pawing at, then opening, a door. Another shows him in the hotel’s unmanned reception area, pushing through another door and then out into the street.

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“No one was at the front desk,” Angelo said. “There was no one else around.”

At first hopeful Cash would be found quickly, the search had dragged on for a week at press time. The couple has since put flyers up throughout the area. They are offering a $1,000 reward, no questions asked, for the return of their 65-pound fur baby.

Late last week, a representative for the hotel issued the following statement:

“… Cash, one of our team’s favorites, in a series of highly unlikely circumstances, was able to open four doors and let himself out of the hotel. Our focus right now is finding Cash and bringing him home … ”

The dog’s owners will also be enlisting the help of a pet detective and bloodhounds to bring Cash home.