Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry’s dog, Mighty, is missing in Montecito, CA

Unfortunately, this Friday’s Pet Post is a heartbreaker. BUT – there’s still hope so please cross all your fingers and toes for itty-bitty Mighty Bloom. Mighty is Orlando Bloom’s pup, whom he adopted in 2017 while he and now-fiancée Katy Perry were separated. (Katy has her own teacup poodle named Nugget, who is fine, but probably just as worried about Mighty as we are.) We’ve seen Mighty rollicking on the beach with his papa, as well as jet setting from LA to London, always as fashionably accessorized as his famous father. Wednesday night, Orlando posted a distressed message to Instagram that Mighty is missing from the Montecito home Orlando shares with Katy. Orlando’s post included the photos above and the following plea for assistance in finding the power pup Mighty:

🚨MIGHTY IS MISSING 🚨in Montecito California he is chipped and his collar has a number to call – if you take him to your local vet or shelter or police station he can be traced back to me for a reward please only send REAL INFO my heart is already broken so please don’t add insult to injury 🖤

My heart is broken for Orlando and Katy. I don’t want to say what many Southern Californians are thinking but it’s hard not to jump to conclusions when the story involves a dog of Mighty’s size, in the hills of So Cal. Quarantine has seen increased activities from local coyotes.

The fact that Mighty was Orlando’s support system after his breakup with Katy adds a whole other layer of heart break. Of course, anyone who’s lost a pet for any amount of time knows the pain Orlando and Katy are going through. I very much hope people respect Orlando’s request for only useful information at this time. Using anyone’s emotional distress under false pretenses, just for the chance to meet them is reprehensible. Celebrities are still humans, after all.

At this point, though, this is still a rescue mission. And I can tell you from personal experience that microchips work. I once had a vet call with a cat that had been missing for two months. So if you have a pet, microchip them. You won’t be sorry. I’ll update as soon as we know anything about Mighty’s homecoming. Stay powerful, Mighty – we’re looking for you!

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Photo credit: Instagram and Backgrid

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  1. Eleonor says:

    Once my cat went missing for two days.
    I have spent the first day and night looking for her, it was a nightmare. I hope they will find the dog soon.

  2. Ravensdaughter says:

    What a sweetie! Fingers crossed that they find him. Thank goodness for microchips!

  3. Jerusha says:

    Sending positive thoughts for the safe return of Mighty.❤️❤️❤️❤️

  4. Atti says:

    I hope Mighty gets home soon.

    And they broke up? Had no idea.

  5. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Poor Mighty. Hoping for his safe return.

  6. manda says:

    Oh this makes me sad, I really hope they find him. Just heartbreaking!

  7. Ai says:

    Mighty reminds me of my tea cup poodle that passed away. I hope they find him. Once I had a neighbor down the street kidnapped my dog. I am thankful my dog barked when he heard our voices when we went door to door. The lady tried to hid him in her bathroom. It took us almost a week and thank goodness other neighbors helped us to tell the police that it was our dog.

    • Christine says:

      I have a tea cup poodle and a maltipoo that’s about the same size and that’s my biggest fear if they ever go missing, that someone will just find and keep them. My cousin’s husky got out of their yard once and a neighbor wanted to charge them a boarding fee for the few hours they had her in their house while they were looking all over for her. They had to get the police involved because this lady would not give them their own dog back… that she was hiding! Ridiculous.

      • AMM says:

        This happened with my moms Shitzu, Han. We had him for only a couple of days when he bolted out of the front door. We searched for him for weeks with fliers and rewards. A month into an old lady from a few blocks away called. She had found Han the same day he went missing, but had never seen the flier and had no way of getting in touch with us (he was scheduled to be chipped but escaped before the vet visit). She fell in love with him and had properly spoiled him before her daughter came for her monthly visit and had seen the fliers. She was heartbroken but decided to do the right thing and call. My mom went to get Han but came back an hour later empty handed. She was so lonely in that house and Han was as obsessed with her as she was him.

        Now, had this been a dog we had for more than a couple of days, no way would we give him up. We are a “dogs are family” group and keep our pets forever and grow very attached to them. But this was a unique circumstance that felt like the best choice for the dog.

    • Turtledove says:

      I would be in jail. i cannot even imagine the state of mind I would be in if one of my beloved kitties went missing, and then I found them, but someone was trying not to give them back. I think I would lose all ability to think logically/reasonably. So glad you got your pet back!

      • Turtledove says:

        AMM – That is an amazing story! I am not sure if I could do the same thing in your mom’s situation, but it is so heartwarming.

  8. Léna says:

    I hope they find this little dog!

    Yesterday at the beach my dog (leashed) was attacked by another dog (not leashed). He was bleeding and the dog wouldn’t stop bitting his neck, it was the first time I hit a dog. It was scary but the owners didn’t seem to care. And on Monday, my grandma’s old dog had an second epilepsy attack that lasted 4/5 minutes. It was such a scary week for our dogs. In these moments I realized how hopeless I was and at the same time how much I cared for them.

    • Sof says:

      I hope you and your dog are well! It sounded scary.
      People who walk their dogs unleashed infuriate me. Once I was almost hit by a bus because a dog came directly to attack my own and I had to step off the sidewalk to avoid the fight. The owner was mortified.

      It’s so sad to hear when pets go missing, hopefully Mighty will be found.

      • Léna says:

        Oh wow, the bus story sounds so scary! So many things happening at once.

        Our dog is ok, he is a really sensitive dog so he was a bit sad the whole evening.

  9. lucy2 says:

    I hope they find him! Poor pup.
    They just found a dog here that had been out on the run for like 2 months.

  10. MaryContrary says:

    Ugh. We live in SoCal-if your cat or small dog go missing it’s pretty much guaranteed that the coyotes got to them.

    • Sparky says:

      My parents live in Montecito. It’s a semi-rural area>>>> you’ve got huge lots that are densely wooded, thick vegetation and, as a result, tons of critters. When I saw that their dog was so tiny and that it went missing in Montecito I knew that the odds of good news re its return were not good.

    • justwastingtime says:

      Agreed. They even go after the bigger dogs . We are near a state park and I am used to seeing them. I was walking my 45 pound mixed breed at 10 AM a few months back and a coyote started tracking us in the hillside above the street. A neighbor pointed it out to me. It was surprising as usually I don’t see coyotes until twilight.

  11. Madelaine says:

    I can lose my house keys, I can forget my passport home and kiss my flight farewell, I can get robbed of my material possessions in front of my eyes, but losing one of my dogs would send me -to no avail- straight to the psychiatric ward. The attachment and co-dependency mechanism is so powerful that it would mean mourning to me.

  12. Abby says:

    I read this headline wrong and thought Orlando was missing. It’s so sad to lose a pet!! My 7 year old cat walked out the door one day and never came back. We still miss him years later.

    Also, I think I missed that they broke up? Isn’t she pregnant? Off to google drama that I’ve missed.

    • Case says:

      They aren’t currently broken up, but he did adopt the dog when they split previously.

    • Mia says:

      I thought Orlando and the dog were missing. It should read Orlando Bloom’s and Katy Perry’s dog is missing. Leaving out the apostrophe s really changes the meaning.

  13. Case says:

    I know two people whose pets have died during this pandemic. I cannot imagine the pain of your pet going missing particularly during this time, either. These are horrible things even under normal circumstances, but with so much other sh!t going on in the world, having something as beautiful and innocent as a pet taken from you is just horrible. I live alone and my two cats give me the greatest joy on a daily basis — truly my best little friends. Sending the best vibes for Mighty’s safe return.

  14. Gelya says:

    Sending positive thoughts they find Mighty. This is so heartbreaking.

  15. Sportlady20 says:

    Oh no I hope he’s found