Alexandra Eaton just wants her Cowboy back.
Cowboy is a 6 month old chihuahua.
"I know the pain now because that was like my baby," says Eaton.
Her baby is now missing.
Eaton says Cowboy would never leave the front yard, that's why she believes he was stolen.
"I've invested so much time in this dog and when dogs are like you're family it's just really personal you know. And I feel really bad because I didn't realize how many dogs are missing in the area," says Eaton.
But, most residents believe the amount of disappearing pooches in Walker County just doesn't add up.
We've found at least a dozen postings on Facebook from different parts of the area.
Some believe the dogs are stolen then sold, others have a different theory,
"Until somebody had said they were getting the small dogs and somebody had said they were using the small dogs as bait to fight the bigger dogs," explains Cassy Perry.
Dusty's a boxer, missing from this back yard.
And believed to be taken in broad daylight.
The thought of losing the dog brings tears to the whole family.
"I miss that dog really much and he was part of our family and it just like losing a family member," says 9 year old Hailey Culpepper.
All the dog owners we talked to hope the animals aren't being hurt.
But, they fear there is a large dog fighting ring operating in the area.
Those whose four legged friends are missing have this advice for others.
"If you leave put them inside because I will never ever do that again. Never, ever," says Eaton.
Now, these ladies just hope someone will bring these family members back home.
Some residents set up a Facebook group to bring awareness to the issue. Here's the link:
Here's some resources on dog fighting: http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/dogfighting/