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An opportunity to pay it back

AKC photo

I had an opportunity to pay-it-back by reuniting a lost dog with their owner today.

I’ve always been pretty aware of watching for missing dogs but since Gracie’s adventure I’ve been hyper-aware.I was out for my walk and was way out near Shorewood when I saw a dog loose in the street about a block away. I headed that direction and saw that it was a rather senior Norwich terrier and that a woman was trying to catch it. I caught the dog for her thinking it was hers but it wasn’t. I honestly didn’t check to see if it was male or female so “its” tag said Scamp and had a phone number so I held “scamp,” the dog while LuAnne went into her house to call the number.  The man who answered said he was in Maryland and gave her the number for his dog sitter.

Luckily the dog sitter was home and drove right over to pick Scamp up. She said that she hadn’t noticed that the little Scamp had escaped the fenced in yard yet. The adventure added about 20 or so minutes of non-walking time to my walk but it was well worth it. Please remember when you see a loose dog that they are probably lost, not stray. Be a neighbor and check for a collar and tags. >^..^<

Click here for the complete Gracie story

Lost: Night Number Three

Another sighting has her in Gregory Heights heading toward Normandy Park. Both callers have noted that she is the fastest dog they have ever seen and I can’t even imagine how panicked she must be to be running like that. This is her third night outside. 😦

I did not know that there were other Formosans in the neighborhood but I spotted two in yards during all my driving around and carefully examined them, well, only carefully enough to discover that both were male 🙂

I’ve put notices on Craigslist, The B-Town Blog, The Normandy Park Blog, Pet Harbor and HomeAgain.com. Click the links to read them, print them or to add any other sightings.

I can’t post to Petfinder, all I get when I try to register is a 404 notice. If any of you are registered with them, could you post the picture and info for me?

All the veterinary offices in Burien have been given her microchip number and tomorrow I’ll hit the ones in Normandy Park.

The Burien CARES shelter has been notified as has Normandy Park, If you can think of anything else, please let me know.

Here is the hand-out I made for her. Please post them where you can!