Just days before Father’s Day, the crooner’s 2-year-old ‘friendly’ bulldog disappears from his parked car

By Amy Jamieson
Updated June 17, 2010 03:00 PM

On Father’s Day two years ago Grammy-nominated singer Tracy Lawrence received one of the best gifts ever, an adorable bulldog that he named Tank. And now the friendly pooch is gone, without a trace. The 2-year-old pup, who enjoyed riding in the car with is owner, was apparently abducted from his truck Tuesday when the singer went into a Walgreens store in Mount Juliet, Tenn., to pick up batteries around 8:30pm.

“It’ll be two years Sunday since I got him and he’s a part of the family,” Lawrence tells PEOPLEPets.com. “He’s got such a personality … I have two daughters, a seven year old and a nine year old, and they’re just sick to death [over this].”

The singer, who is based in Mount Juliet, tells PEOPLEPets.com he ran into the store for just a few minutes. “I came back out and didn’t even think about looking in the back of the truck, was rushing back home, and [when] I got home he was gone,” he says. Lawrence’s wife has filed a police report and the family has put up a $500 reward for information leading to the recovery of the dog.

Police checked surveillance cameras at an intersection near the store, but came up with nothing. Since there are no leads, Lawrence, whose gospel album The Rock was nominated for a Grammy last year, is trying to get the word out as much as he can.

“He’ll knock you down if you’re not careful but he’s a very sweet natured dog,” he says. “He’s about 70 lbs., he’s pretty much solid white except for a brown patch on his right eye. He does answer to his name.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Sgt. Michael Mullins at the Mount Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2552.

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