Stray animals have long been an issue in San Antonio, but Rick Spears' animal is not like ordinary missing pets.
Six days ago, Rick Spears said his hybrid Alaskan-Malamute/Siberian Wolf pet walked out of his apartment near Loop 410 and San Pedro.
"I was out of town helping some friends out, helping them move, and I had a roommate that was moving out at the same time (who) irresponsibly left the door open and let her out," Spears said. "She instantly goes on a search for me, and I'm nowhere around, and she's gone... and he's telling me, 'I'm sorry. She broke out, I couldn't catch her.'"
The animal is named "Dakota." She is three years old and weighs 120 pounds.
"I'm afraid that all that will start to deteriorate and she'll get anxiety and depression and losing fur and not eating," Spears said. "It's a shame for such a beautiful animal to be out in the street, out in traffic."
Spears said his plan is to move to Montana and continue training her for search and rescue work teams.
"She's very friendly. She loves to give hugs.”
Will Babin, who lives down the street about a block away, quipped that he’s not worried that a wolf may be roaming the streets in his neighborhood.
"Just be cool and be careful, and if you need a recipe, I can find you one," joked Babin.
Currently, Spears is offering a reward of $2,000 for anyone who brings his wolf back.