Hello...We have lost our 11 month old dog approximately 2 1/2 weeks ago. Flyers are posted, ads placed in local newspapers, websites used, vets, pet groomers and local animal shelters notified and still missing our beloved dog. I am trying not to get discouraged and still cry frequently.
Does anyone have any other ideas as to how we get our beloved dog back? He is microchipped. Does anyone have any "reunion" stories? I could really use one now.
Sep 17, '07
I feel so sorry for you; and, know exactly what you are going through. A few years ago, I had gotten a new puppy and one of the older dogs was jealous of the new puppy, dug a hole under the fence and led the puppy away far from home and abandoned it. I did all the things you say you did and then decided to show up at the shelters I were calling (being told my puppy wasn't there). Well, I did find her in a cage, under quarantine because she had been found wandering the street and entering a person's car. The workers who answered the phone weren't aware of the dogs that were not considered adoptable (those under quarantine, etc.). So, try to go to the shelters, vet's offices, etc.
My thoughts and prayers are with you to be reunited with your puppy. It is just like losing a child, no matter what anyone else may think; and, should be treated the same by law enforcement (IMHO). :icon_hug:
Last edit by loricatus on Sep 17, '07
Sep 17, '07
Is your dog a purebred, or close? I think shelters will contact specific rescue groups for placement if they are running out of room and the animals look like they have been well cared for. I know there are several dachshund rescue groups that have foster homes all over the U.S. I bet there are rescue groups for other breeds as well.
I'm not sure if you lost your dog in your neighborhood, but if so, drive around during the day and look in neighbors' yards. My sister in law had her Great Dane and her English Bulldog escape the fence. Despite her putting up flyers and talking to all her neighbors, she saw the dogs in a neighbor's yard and reclaimed them.
I'm so sorry you lost a member of your family. Don't give up hope.
Last edit by bekindtokittens on Sep 17, '07
Sep 17, '07
I'm sorry, I have to move this to Breakroom; not nursing related.
Last edit by donsterRN on Sep 17, '07
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