Pet sitter stole, then sold, hospitalized owner’s dogs

Two young dogs were stolen, and then sold, by a pet sitter. The dogs, Bella and Rosie, have been missing since September 2016. According to the dogs’ owner, Ekemini Udoh, the cruel incident took place while Udoh was hospitalized.

Udoh told the Pet Rescue Report, “Bella and Rosie were stolen and sold in September 2016 by the pet sitter, Barry Maurice Sharpe, while I was in the hospital. He was arrested on December 20, 2016 on two counts of felony larceny dogs. I don’t know where or to whom they were sold to and I am trying to get their story out there in case someone or anyone has seen them or has any information that might be useful in finding them.”

Pups stolen by pet sitter

The pups, who were just nine months old when they were taken, were last seen in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Both pups are Pomeranian/Poodle mixes who are already spayed and micro-chipped. According to Udoh, there is a $2,000 reward offered for the safe return of Bella and Rosie.


On December 26, a Facebook post was made to the Bella and Rosie Facebook page:

The reward money for anyone who helps us find Bella and Rosie is now $2,000 cash or cashier’s check only!!! I couldn’t care less about how you came into possession of the dogs, why you are in possession of the dogs or who or where you got the dogs from. I just want my dogs back. The real criminal has already been arrested and that’s the only person who deserves it. Most importantly, you must be prepared to show recent pictures and videos of the dogs and willing to meet in a public place.