The Petco manager could sense that there was something off about a couple wandering around the store in Allen Park, Michigan, last Saturday evening.
The couple had two large dogs with them, neither of whom were wearing collars. The dogs’ leashes had been looped together into a makeshift slipknot — a red flag for the manager.
“Rachel [the manager] approached them about the dogs not having collars on,” Julie Sly wrote in a Facebook post. “The couple said they forgot them at home, they just needed to pick up a few things, and proceeded to the back of the store where the dog food is.”
The evasive couple was long gone by the time employees closing the store started to hear plaintive cries coming from the bathroom. They opened the stall and there stood the two old dogs, scared and alone.