Country star DIERKS BENTLEY has been left frantic after his beloved dog Jake ran away from his Nashville, Tennessee home on Sunday (13Jan13) during a thunderstorm.

The Home hitmaker is often accompanied to awards ceremonies by the pooch, who has also starred in a number of his music videos, and he is appealing for fans to help find the long-haired Labrador.

Bentley took to his Twitter.com page to alert his followers to Jake's plight and share pictures of his lost pet.

He writes, "Jake has been missing for 5 hours now. Jumped a fence during the thunderstorms. Praying someone found him. A cold wet white dog. Red collar. Still looking... We really appreciate all the support. Overwhelmed by it. Thank you."