Actor Eddie Cibrian's ex-wife Brandi Glanville is offering up a $10,000 (£6,452) reward for the safe return of her dog after the pet was stolen during a break-in at her Encino, California home.

The reality Tv regular, who shares two sons with Cibrian, reveals her beloved Chica the chihuahua mix went missing on Thursday (06Jun13), while she was out with her The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars Lisa Vanderpump and Yolanda Foster.

She filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department and has since appealed to fans on for help in finding the pooch.

She has shared a couple of photos of the brown mutt online, and, in a series of accompanying posts, she writes, "My house was broken into one of my dogs is missing... This is devistating (sic) -I will pay money give her back... I will give anyone who finds my dog chica in Bel air, La, Encino area 10 thousand dollars. Please please. She has a collar call me! My boys will be devistated (sic)... Please call number on her tag! Please please".

Glanville believes thieves gained access to her property by ripping open the screen on a bathroom window, although she tells that nothing else was taken from her home during the incident.

Glanville's former love rival, Cibrian's new wife LeAnn Rimes, has also helped to spread the word about the lost dog by retweeting a photo of Chica to her followers.