updated 08/31/2012 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/01/2012 AT 3:45 PM ET
Adriana Lima has lost one of her babies.
While in New York to prepare for the arrival of her second child with former NBA player Marko Jaric, the Victoria’s Secret model left her 7-year-old Maltese in the care of an employee in Miami.
On Tuesday, the pooch ran out the door and hasn’t been seen since.
“Please help me find my beloved Ivy,” Lima wrote on Twitter. “I am in tears…..”
Lima’s lost dog posting includes a picture of the smiling pup, and posters distributed locally in the Miami neighborhood of Little Havana offer a generous reward.
“I want the dog back, definitely,” Lima told Miami’s WSVN-TV. “She’s like part of the family. She’s like our baby.”